It has been a fantastic start to August as, following a treble at Perth on the first day of the month, Tout Regulier and Trop Fort have added to our monthly tally at Bangor and Newton Abbot in the past couple of days.

Tout Regulier has been a habitual front-runner in the past but, having disappointed on her first start for the yard at Stratford, the switch to hold-up tactics worked the oracle as she came through the field to win quite comfortably in the handicap chase, recording her first win over the larger obstacles.

Trop Fort made it two wins from two starts since joining us with a game all-the-way win in a very competitive, £10,000 novice hurdle at Newton Abbot, responding really well to Richard Johnson’s urgings. Trop Fort is really thriving at present and he should have a great chance of recording a hat-trick of hurdle wins wherever he goes next.