The Nicky Henderson-trained Terrefort bounced back from defeat of Shattered Love at Cheltenham to land the Mildmay Novices’ Chase at Aintree. With two Grade 1 wins in just four starts for Henderson since arriving from France at Christmas and as a mere …

Five Grade 1s for Henderson

Nicky Henderson has trained five Grade 1 winners in the first two days of the Aintree Festival with We Have A Dream, Might Bite, L’Ami Serge, Terrefort and Santini.

Ted shocks Greatrex

Portrush Ted’s win in the Grade 2 Aintree bumper left Warren Greatrex shocked yesterday: “This horse is never, ever sound and virtually swims every day and is only ridden out a couple of days a week,” he said.


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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.

Santini and Nico de Boinville winning the Grade 1 Doom Bar Sefton Novices’ Hurlde for Nicky Henderson. Photo: Steve Davies
Santini and Nico de Boinville winning the Grade 1 Doom Bar Sefton Novices’ Hurlde for Nicky Henderson. Photo: Steve Davies

Today’s teasers…

“She a very useful mare who loves good ground and is in excellent form. Ignore the Sandown run last time as it was in a real bog and her first try at the trip. This is much more up her street and I have no concerns about the distance on this ground and James’s 3lb claim is a plus too.”

Nicky Henderson, Melangerie

“She cost £240,000 at the Tatts Ireland Sale at Cheltenham in November having won a point-to-point in Ireland. Her third at Ascot last time would have sharpened her up considerably. Her work has been very good and she is a mare we think an awful lot of.”

Nicky Henderson, Lust For Glory

“She would have a chance, she won first time out the beginning of the season, hasn’t run because of the ground. She should get trip and I think she should run a decent race.”

Charlie Mann, Maid Of Milan


Lambourn’s recent successes

Monbeg Theatre (20/1)

4.25 Cheltenham | April 18

“Monbeg Theatre has been knocking on the door this season and running well without winning. He’ll appreciate this step up in trip on drying ground and should have an each way chance in a very competitive race.”

Jamie Snowden

Champagne Express (16/1)

3.15 Cheltenham | April 18

“Champagne Express has been off for quite some time but did have a spin around Kempton in one of those jumpers bumpers and ran very well so that should have sharpened him up.”

Nicky Henderson

Diese Des Bieffs (5/2F)

2.05 Cheltenham | April 18

“He ran very well in the Martin Pipe and he’s one of quite a few of mine who have been waiting for the better ground. Having said that he’s actually been running quite well on a surface he wouldn’t be that fond of, so if it continues to dry out I’d be very hopeful with him. We are going back into novice company and 2m4f will suit well.”

Nicky Henderson