Entry To Evrywhere makes the long journey worth it.

ETE with Fakenham win.The long drive to Fakenham on Monday was made very much worthwhile when Entry To Evrywhere scored under Conor O’Farrell. Conor had ridden the horse last time at Taunton and suggested he could win a race if he wore a tongue tie and that combined with a return to fences did the trick. Entry To Evrywhere jumped superbly and steadily drew clear to score by 40 lengths.

It was also superb to see the colours of Gill White in the winners enclosure, Gill has been a loyal owner over the past couple of seasons and it was great to see her so delighted with her horses win.  It is likely Entry To Evrywhere will be entered in a similar races at Towcester on Wednesday and Leicester next Thursday and if he shows us the right signs between now and then he could turn out quickly.

Jaslamour is a horse who has been pleasing me over the last few weeks and there is now only one quarter share left in him. We have recently sold shares in him and  it is wonderful to have some new owners on board in the yard. I would be hopeful Jaslamour will do them proud over the coming months.

I was looking forward to Blu Cavalier making his hurdling debut at Ludlow on Wednesday but sadly that meeting succumbed to the weather. He looked to have a good chance in that race but he is ready to run and I will try and find a suitable opportunity for him in the coming weeks.

Trapper Peak takes his chance at Huntingdon tomorrow, this will be his first run for the yard having been claimed out of a seller last time. The horse is owned by David Gilbert and it will be his first runner as an owner with me so hopefully he can run a creditable race, which I am hopeful that he can. Rhys Flint will take the ride.

I have also made several entries over the weekend but with Uttoxeter and Exeter both describing their ground as Heavy it might be touch and go if either meeting happens so I am not sure of any concrete plans. However, Black Narcissus who has been a star for us this season winning three times holds an entries at Uttoxeter and Towcester back over fences. She is in good form and the testing ground suits her well.  There are also a small number of shares remaining in her and there is more information on her here. 

It is possible that Chasing Fairies will run at Bangor in the concluding bumper but the ground is already described as waterlogged now at Bangor so I am hoping the meeting can take place. She is ready to run and I am looking forward to getting her on the track.

Of my recent runners I was obviously delighted with Entry To Evrywhere scoring at Fakenham. I am also pleased to report that Honorable Exit is fine after his fall at Plumpton, it is hard to say what might have happened as there was still a long way to go in the race but thankfully both the horse and Sam Twiston Davies are okay. I plan to run Honorable Exit again in the next few weeks.

The following day Winged Express took his chance at Taunton and again ran with great credit to finish third. Ian Popham gave him a good ride and I am very pleased with the way he is progressing. He wears a hood and that has been a big help to him so hopefully he can run just as well on his next start, Winged Express has come out of his Taunton race very well too.

Will Gordon is another who is progressing well. Will has been working with me for a good time now and his riding is progressing very well. He has been given lots of support in Point To Points and where possible he will ride for me in races under rules. Will gave Worldor a lovely ride at Ludlow last week and with Royal Charm and Slidecheck both penciled in for Hunter Chases in the coming weeks he will have several opportunities to showcase his talents.

West Buck RC members at Taunton Jan 16Slidecheck runs for the West Buckland Racing Club, the West Buckland Racing Club had a tremendous day out at Taunton last week when Helium finished third. He ran another tremendous race and gained another placed effort. Those member who attended Taunton had a tremendous day, here they are pictured in the paddock with jockey Rhys Flint. He has come out of the race well and we will be looking to run him again in the next few weeks as well as Slidecheck. There are still places available in the West Buckland Racing Club just click the link to find out more! 

Finally I was thrilled when looking through my stats for the season to see that we have now surpassed last seasons total prize money and with a few more months left in the season there is even more opportunity to make that figure look more impressive. I have also surpassed my total of winners last season with 14 wins over jumps and 2 wins on the flat now.

It is however, very much a team effort here and these fantastic results wouldn’t be possible without the wonderful team of staff and owners I have here at West Buckland. The staff have been riding out in some horrible weather recently and there hard work certainly never goes unnoticed by me and I know all of my owners appreciate it too.



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  1. Ian Adams says:

    Alex , Tom and the team and the jockeys they use make the experience sociable and fun which is what National Hunt racing should be all about !

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