Trainer Jo Davis created a social media stir on Thursday with an impassioned look at how the stable staff crisis affects those operating at the smaller end of the spectrum. Her thoughts struck a chord with many, including fellow professionals, and she …

Altior faces only two

Altior will go off as one of the shortest favourites for a Grade 1 in Britain and Ireland in the last 20 years after main rival Un De Sceaux was not declared for tomorrow’s Matchbook Clarence House Chase at Ascot, leaving only Diego Du Charmil and Fox Norton in the line up.

Musselburgh off

Friday’s Musselburgh's jumps fixture was cancelled due to frozen ground. An inspection was set to be staged at 8am but clerk of the course Harriet Graham made an early call after temperatures plummeted overnight.

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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 (March 30th, 2018) and all the latest news.

Brains and Nicola Currie [left] wins the Introducing Racing TV Handicap at Kempton from Heatherdown [centre] and Lee Roy [right]. Photo: Steve Davies/
Brains and Nicola Currie [left] wins the Introducing Racing TV Handicap at Kempton from Heatherdown [centre] and Lee Roy [right]. Photo: Steve Davies/

Today’s teasers…

“The Ogle Gogle has won his last two, he has got a few to beat, its a big field with 17 runners which should help him. The only problem is he hasn’t got Noel Fehily on his back as he is in hospital, as he is not an easy ride. I think he has a good chance though today.”

Charlie Mann, The Ogle Gogle Man

“Same applies to him in that he had some point-to-point form in Ireland and makes his debut over hurdles and I am not quite sure what to expect as this is a competitive race”

Nicky Henderson, Dickie Diver

“Ever Rock ran well last time out. We are claiming off her this time so should be well in with Aaron’s 7lb off. Should not be far away.”

Stan Moore, Ever Rock

“Ran a much improved race last time out and a similar vein of improvement her again should see him in the frame. Will be a lovely chaser in time so anything he does as a hurdler is just a bonus.”

Warren Greatrex, Master Card


Lambourn’s recent successes

Like The Sound (16/1)

2.25 Wincanton | January 17

“He’d have some sort of chance. He’ll like the ground. He’s got a tongue-strap on for the first time too. I don’t think he’ll be winning it but he might be third or fourth.”

Charlie Mann

Cosmogyral (7/1)

8.00 Kempton | January 16

“Cosmogyral ran a good race at Kempton last time when finishing second to a real improver who went out and won again of Brendan Powell’s. She was then beaten a short-head at Wolverhampton and didn’t like the fibresand after that Southwell. She should go well back at Kempton.”

Dominic Ffrench Davis

Florencio (5/1)

2.25 Lingfield | January 16

Jamie Osborne