It was a great start to the week with a quick-fire double in the opening two races at Southwell this afternoon.
Firstly, Knight Destroyer and Jonjo Jr. enjoyed a comfortable 11-length victory, after disputing the lead for most of the race and pulling clear after the second last. Huge congratulations to owner Ms Diane Carr.
This was followed up half and hour later when Jonjo Jr. and The Composeur kept on well in the home straight to win by 4 lengths. Many congratulations to owners Jean Notman and John Walker
As You Like and Papa Tango Charly brought up a Saturday double for the team at Worcester this afternoon, under impressive rides from Jonjo Jr. and Nick Scholfield respectively.
As You Like was 4 lengths down going over the last but went clear in the final 110 yards to win by half a length.
Congratulations to owner JP McManus.
After leading the majority of the race, Papa Tango Charly was joined 2 out but stayed on well in the finish to win by 4 lengths.
We are delighted for Martin and Iwona who were there to enjoy the victory.
Lock's Corner and Richie McLernon continued where they left off last season with a comfortable victory at Stratford this evening.
The pair sat third in a three runner race and pounced in the last 110 yards to run on well and win by a length and a quarter.
Many congratulations to owner JP McManus.
An Tailliur made it 3 wins in 12 days with a comfortable victory at Southwell this evening, in the hands of Jonjo Jr.
The pair raced in second for the majority of the race, before making smooth headway to lead after 3 out. They went clear approaching last to complete an 11-length victory.
Huge congratulations once again to owners Pat and Nan Hickey.
We enjoyed a quick-fire double at Huntingdon this evening with both Joly Maker and Coeur Serein winning.
Will Marshall produced a great ride to get Joly Maker up in the last 50 yards to win by half a length in the colours of JP McManus. Congratulations to Will on riding his first winner for us.
This was followed up in the very next race as Coeur Serein completed a hat-trick of victories in the hands of Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
They were prominent throughout the race and kept on strongly to secure an impressive victory.
Huge congratulations to owner Andy Ralph.
An Tailliur followed up his win at Market Rasen last Friday with victory in the Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle at Worcester today, under a confident Kevin Brogan ride.
The pair were always travelling well in midfield and pushed on 3-out, before disputing lead approaching last and going away clear in the run-in.
Congratulations once again to Pat and Nan Hickey!
Garry Clermont put in an impressive display to win the most valuable race of the evening at Warwick.
Jonjo O'Neill Jr. had him disputing third home turn, before making a strong challenge approaching last and going clear in the run-in.
We are absolutely thrilled for owners Mary and Kate!
An Tailliur won for the time under a patient ride by Jonjo Jr. to get us off the mark for the new season at Market Rasen this afternoon.
The pair chased the leaders after 3-out and stayed on well in the run in to win comfortably by 4¾ lengths.
Many congratulations to owners Pat and Nan Hickey
Write It Down and Richie brought up our 8th winner of season with a hard-fought victory at Warwick tonight.
Many congratulations to owner JP McManus.
Congratulations to our very own Kevin Brogan who has been awarded the British Horse Racing Authority Racing Excellence Hands and Heels Series 2020-21.
The Racing Excellence Hands and Heels Series is designed to assist in the training and education of young jockeys.
You can read more about the series by visiting www.britishhorseracing.com/regulation/racing-excellence-series
It was a privilege to welcome our good friend Bob Champion to Jackdaws Castle on Friday for a leg of his "40for40" anniversary walk.
Bob left Aintree on 11 April, the day after the Randox Grand National 2021, to embark on a 191 mile route, which represents the 191 days from his diagnosis on 24th July 1979, his months of gruelling treatment to then receiving the all clear 31st January 1980 - and going on to win the Grand National the following year.
This 40th Anniversary walk is sponsored by The Wasdell Group and will be unique in the fact that it will not be a linear route, but Bob will cover the 191 miles in 40 memorable stops, all connected to his remarkable life story and representing every year from 1981 - 2021. It will finish at Findon, the place where Aldanti was trained and where the Gifford family carry on the family legacy.
It was great to welcome lots of supporters to Jackdaws Castle who all walked with Bob around the gallops.
You can donate to the walk by visiting - www.bobchampion.org.uk/bobs-40-for-40-walk
Generation Gap and Jonjo Jr managed to get their heads in front after a duel to the line with Delight Of Dubai at Exeter this afternoon.
We are thrilled for The Right Honourable Elizabeth Wills who was there to enjoy the win.
Shantou's Melody travelled fluently throughout to win the bumper at Huntingdon this afternoon in impressive style in the hands of Jonjo Jr.
Huge congratulations to to Steve, Shirley, Tim, Brendan, Nathan, David, Rosemary, Claire, Tim, Martin and Theo of the Perfect Strangers Partnership,
Frisco Bay made all the running when winning at Uttoxeter this afternoon in the hands of Richie McLernon.
The pair increased the tempo of the race and went clear before 3 out, holding off a challenge in the final 110yds.
Huge congratulations to owners Neil and Anna of Bassaire Cleanrooms Ltd.
Coeur Serein followed up his victory at Warwick earlier this month with a penalty defying victory at Newbury this afternoon, under yet another fine ride by Jonjo Jr.
Congratulations to owner Andy Ralph.