BARRAQUERO PLAN

Barraquero will miss the Guineas in favour of the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot. I have made this decision with the Owners as the Guineas is going to come too soon for him so preparation for the Commonwealth Cup makes more sense. He has done very well physically over the winter and I am very excited about the campaign ahead with him.

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Horses To Watch

We recently received an email from a fan asking us about 3 horses to watch for the season. Here are our 3 to follow : Fastar Treasure Quest Spice War  

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TAKE THE HELM WINS

Take The Helm fulfilled our prediction with a typically professional performance when winning in the Sunbets All-Weather Championships Apprentice Handicap . Congratulations to our owner Stan Threadwell and all of our team at Manton.    

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TAKE THE HELM PREVIEW

 

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FRIDAY’S AW CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER

Take The Helm runs in the All Weather Championship Apprentice Handicap at 1.30 pm. We were pleased with his come back run at Chelmsford and, as he has shown his affinity with Lingfield, we expect a great run from him. Adam McNamara takes the ride

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MONDAY’S RUNNER

CHELMSFORD: 6.45 – TAKE THE HELM – He returns from a lengthy break and will benefit from the run. I think he has a good each way chance and have been very happy with his work at home. Eddie Greatrex takes the ride.

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Tuesday’s Runner

SOUTHWELL: 1.40 – EPICURIOUS – He ran a positive race last time after a lengthy break and will have come on from the run. I have been pleased with his work at home and hope for another good effort from him before he heads to the sales at the end of the week. Kieran O’Neill takes the ride.

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Friday’s Runner

LINGFIELD: 12.10 – PRINCE CONSORT – He has been running very consistently over the winter and always tries his best. I think he will deliver another confident run here at Lingfield and I have been very happy with the work he has been producing at home. Charlie Bishop takes the ride.

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Saturday’s Runner

LINGFIELD: 2.00 – EPICURIOUS – He is coming back from a good break which he will have benefited from and he has been working nicely at home. I have applied cheek-pieces on him for the first time to help guide him along. Oisin Murphy takes the ride on what I think can be a competitive run.

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Saturday’s Runners

LINGIELD: 12.50 – EPICURIOUS – He is coming back from a good break which I think he will have benefited from and I think he can run a nice race on his racecourse return. Tom Marquand rides.   WOLVERHAMPTON: 9.15 – PRINCE CONSORT – He ran a good race last time out here at Wolverhampton and has come on for the run. I think he can be very...

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Thursday’s Runner

WOLVERHAMPTON: 2.25 – PRINCE CONSORT – This looks a nice spot for him and I think he could be very competitive. Charlie Bishop rides.

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New neighbour at Manton

I’m delighted that Martyn Meade and his team are joining me and my team here at Manton next year.  I came to Manton in 2006 and I still have to pinch myself on a daily basis to remember that my presence here is a reality, it is a wonderful place to live and train. Recently, my fiancé Jax and I have agreed the purchase of both Manton Lodge and the Astor Yard and I am...

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