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…

“A lovely horse for the future. This is his second run over hurdles and this looks quite a competitive one. It is not all about today, but one for future, although has run well here previously.”

Ali Stronge, Scorpion Haze

“He won over course and distance last March before following up at Market Rasen in a novices’ hurdle and I think good ground is the key to him. I thought he ran a good race on his return to action, but he will definitely have needed it as he travelled strongly before blowing up two out and the Handicapper has dropped him a few pounds too. That will have sharpened him up and I think he could be quite competitive in what looks a very suitable race for him.”

Nicky Henderson, Colonial Dreams

“He is the least experienced in the race and is giving weight to winners. He is a big horse and will find the track plenty tight enough, but he will be nice in time.”

Henry Candy, Nefarious

“In fantastic form at home. A horse who always runs his race and he has a strong each-way chance here.”

Warren Greatrex, Boite


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