We ran two up at Perth over the course of their two-day meeting and, though Bennachie found one too good on Monday, we were delighted to come home with a winner yesterday courtesy of Makethedifference, who got off the mark on his fourth start for us under Michael Byrne.

He had run with promise on his latest outing at Market Rasen and, in what looked a weaker contest, he came with a strong challenge to take up the running at the last, fending off the persistent challenge of the eventual runner-up to win by just over a length.

He has an entry at Stratford on Monday and we may look to run him under a penalty there.  Congratulations to his owner Brian Jones.

CHEPSTOW JUMPS FESTIVAL PREVIEW NIGHT

Chepstow will be hosting a Jumps Festival Preview Night on Friday 9th October from 7pm.

It should be an informative evening, looking ahead to the Jumps Festival at the course on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th October, which kicks off the National Hunt season at our local course.  Tim will be on the panel, alongside Jockeys’ Championship leader Richard Johnson.

Outside of the £120,000 Coral Welsh Grand National, the Jumps Festival features the best races of the year at the course, with more than £250,000 of prize money over the two days.

On the panel with Tim and Richard is Mark Pearson, the Head of Media from Betfred/Tote, as well as Chepstow on-course bookmaker Andy Smith.  The host on the night is BBC Wales and Attheraces presenter Aly Rowell.

The evening will start from 7pm, and tickets for the night are £29. This includes entry to the preview, a one course buffet, and a ticket for the Grandstand & Paddock enclosure on the Sunday to watch some fantastic racing, including the Persian War Novices Hurdle, in which we may look to run Lamool.

To book your place now (spaces are limited) call 01291 622260 or email events@chepstow-racecourse.co.uk

Book your ticket online via – http://www.chepstow-racecourse.co.uk/whats-on/event/festival-weekend-preview/

 

SIX TO FOLLOW COMPETITION

The Tim Vaughan Racing 2015/16 Six to Follow competition will run from Thursday 1st October until Wednesday 1st June inclusive. To take part, simply select six horses from our Horses in Training list on the website, as well as one substitution, which will be made if one of your horses does not run at any stage during the season.

All runners (flat and jumps) score points as follows:

10 points       Winner

6 points         Second

4 points         Third

2 points         Fourth

Anyone is free to enter the competition (though only one list per person please!), there is no entry fee and prizes will be confirmed on the timvaughanracing.com website before the start date of 1st October. There will be regular updates of the scores here on the website.

There will be an entry form in the Horses in Training brochure, but alternatively you are welcome to email your list of horses any time before 1st October to npbarnett@selectracingbloodstock.co.uk