Whittington back among the winners after testing time

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TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTED RUNNER

Young Lieutenant

1:55 Taunton

“Good win in jumpers’ bumper last time. Has already won over hurdles this season and hopefully the claim will get his head in front again.”

Warren Greatrex

OUR TRAINERS’ STATISTICS FOR THE CURRENT FLAT & JUMPS SEASONS

GB FLAT Current Season Jan 2021-Dec 2021

TRAINER WINS RUNS STRIKE % PRIZEMONEY
Ed Walker 5 37 14 £46,718
Roger Teal 4 34 12 £31,122
Charles Hills 3 17 18 £28,068
Tom Ward 4 19 21 £24,764
Clive Cox 5 26 19 £23,473
Joseph Tuite 2 14 14 £22,608
Daniel & Claire Kübler 2 14 14 £15,192
Stan Moore 1 32 3 £15,055
Jamie Osborne 3 29 10 £15,019
Ali Stronge 2 30 7 £13,855
Mark Usher 1 30 3 £11,977
Harry Dunlop 2 15 13 £10,668
Richard Hughes 1 30 3 £10,656
Sylvester Kirk 2 15 13 £10,365
Michael Blanshard 2 14 14 £10,155
Jonathan Portman 1 20 5 £8,219
Seamus Durack 0 8 0 £4,411
Dominic Ffrench Davis 0 8 0 £2,077
Jamie Snowden 0 2 0 £1,128
Harry Whittington 0 2 0 £600
Oliver Sherwood 0 1 0 £300
Warren Greatrex 0 3 0 £300
Henry Candy 0 1 0 £0
Nicky Henderson OBE 0 2 0 £0

GB JUMPS Current Season Apr 2020-Apr 2021

TRAINER WINS RUNS STRIKE % PRIZEMONEY
Nicky Henderson OBE 76 381 20 £864,412
Jamie Snowden 20 189 11 £221,780
Harry Whittington 13 150 9 £172,417
Oliver Sherwood 17 136 13 £132,903
Warren Greatrex 14 178 8 £121,358
Charlie Mann 5 85 6 £59,548
Oliver Signy 4 34 12 £19,259
Ali Stronge 1 29 3 £13,495
Joseph Tuite 2 8 25 £12,261
Mark Usher 1 26 4 £11,577
Dominic Ffrench Davis 1 14 7 £4,759
Stan Moore 0 10 0 £3,215
Roger Teal 0 20 0 £1,730
Jonathan Portman 0 5 0 £1,457
Seamus Durack 0 3 0 £1,281
Charles Hills 0 4 0 £1,107
Jamie Osborne 0 5 0 £1,002
William Muir 0 1 0 £0

News in Brief

Grand National to be run before betting shops reopen

The Randox Grand National meeting will remain in its scheduled April 8-10 slot after the Jockey Club said there was not a “solid enough basis” for changing the fixture, or the Grand National itself, until after betting shops in England are scheduled to reopen on April 12.

Simple The Betts ruled out of Cheltenham

Simply The Betts, who gave Harry Whittington such a thrill when winning at Cheltenham last year, will miss the meeting this season, but the trainer still hopes to make festival headlines with Rouge Vif and Saint Calvados.

Hughes limiting runners before owners return

Former champion jockey Richard Hughes, who now trains in Lambourn, has welcomed the imminent return of owners on track and says he has limited his runners in their absence.

RECENT LAMBOURN WINNERS

4:45 Kempton, 3rd March

Assimilation

Ed Walker

Assimilation continues to be in super form and there is a good pot here today worth taking a shot at. Joanna Mason rides claiming a valuable 5lb which can only be a help and I’m sure he will run another big race and try his best as always.

PRICE 5/1
4:50 Wolverhampton, 1st March

Capriolette

Ed Walker

Capriolette is really well in herself and we have freshened her up at home. She drops down a grade today for the first time and has a great draw, so I am very hopeful that she can get back to winning ways.

PRICE 7/1
4:35 Chepstow, 25th February

Mot A Mot

Nicky Henderson

Mot A Mot ran a nice race first time out in a bumper at Exeter in very heavy conditions. He learned plenty from the race and will have come on for the run plenty.

PRICE 9/2
1:00 Huntingdon, 25th February

Fable

Nicky Henderson

She is a really lovely, uncomplicated filly who made a lovely debut over hurdles for us. She has come on for the run and we are looking forward to seeing how she has progressed.

PRICE Evens F

You are spoilt for choice with our Lambourn trainers

THE Lambourn Valley, situated in the north-east corner of Berkshire, is recognised as one of the major racehorse training centres in the country.

With its superb facilities and wide-ranging gallops covering in excess of 500 acres and with more than 30 trainers to choose from – your racehorse could not be in a better place whether it be a flat or National Hunt horse. Our new website is here to provide the latest information of the day-to-day goings on in Lambourn plus quotations from all the day’s runners from our trainers (when available).

There is also information and contact details for all our trainers; the history of training horses in Lambourn; where to stay; our annual Lambourn Open Day – which is held on Good Friday (April 10th, 2020) and all the latest news.

Lust For Glory and James Bowen jump the last to win the EBF Mares' Novices' Chase at Ludlow. Photo: Steve Davies
Lust For Glory and James Bowen jump the last to win the EBF Mares' Novices' Chase at Ludlow. Photo: Steve Davies