There can be few more consistent horses in training than Lamool, who boosted his record for us and owner Jeff Frost to five wins from nine starts with a facile, all-the-way success at Sedgefield yesterday under Alan Johns.
Twice a winner over hurdles already this season and a fine third in a £36,000 handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot on his latest outing in August, Lamool (pictured right, enjoying a pick of grass this morning) was dropping back in trip yesterday but was also back against novices and, facing just three rivals, he took full advantage of what looked an excellent opportunity. Jumping well throughout, he galloped on relentlessly to draw clear up the home straight, winning by 15 lengths.
He is such a tough, likeable character and we may well look to take on some of the better novices in something like the Persian War (Chepstow, Sunday 11th October), though he could have another run in the meantime.
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We don’t run anything at the weekend’s two NH meetings at Stratford and Fontwell Park, but we may well send a couple to Perth for their two-day meeting on Monday/Tuesday, whilst we also have entries at Worcester and Uttoxeter next week. These include novice hurdle winners Number One London and Uncle Tone, as well as Murchu, (pictured left, working with Koultas King (far left) earlier this week), who will be making his debut for us after nearly two years on the sidelines.
We were at the Doncaster September Sale this week and were delighted to come home with Show’s Over, who we were very keen to acquire. A four year old, he is a full brother to the top-class chaser Texas Jack and has looked an improving sort in seven starts in Ireland. He looks a well-handicapped horse, has a very bright future and was acquired for £15,000. He is for sale, so if you are interested in further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07841 800081.