Today’s Lambourn Trainers’ Quotes

We aim to receive all the Lambourn trainers’ quotes by 10:30am (subject to trainers’ availability), but keep looking during the day as some come in later.

PLEASE NOTE: All odds are for guideline only – they are not linked to any bookmakers.










































Hereford

Going: Good to soft, soft in places   First race: 12.05

12:05

Scarpia

Nicky Henderson

12:40

Rapid Flight

Nicky Henderson

12:40

Rainbow Storm

Oliver Sherwood

Rainbow Storm is a little star at home, he loves his jumping and he’s very honest in his work. His three races to date have been perfectly okay but he will obviously fare better once he has a handicap mark and this race looks competitive enough on paper. Once a horse has a couple of duck eggs against their names you regularly get balloted out of novice hurdles, so it’s not easy to pick and choose a weaker race, which is why it’s easier when they have a handicap mark.

12:40

Galan Des Planches

Nicky Henderson

3:50

Miss Fisher

Nicky Henderson

3:50

Arbennig

Jamie Snowden

Arbennig is by the four time Ascot Gold Cup winner, Yeats (the sire of Grade 1 and Cheltenham Festival winner, Shattered Love) and out of a winning sister to the Grade 1 winning Rubi Light, who won the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase, and was rated 168! He has taken time to mature, but is thriving and is certainly a horse I look forward to seeing out onto the track now. He is bound to improve for this both mentally and physically, but he is a lovely young horse.





Kempton

Going: Polytrack: Standard to slow First race: 4.00

4:00

Goingtocalifornia

Dominic Ffrench Davis

Nice little two-year-old and will learn a lot from the experience. Hopefully will be winning before long.

4:00

Belafonte

Jonathan Portman

Belafonte is still work in progress.

4:00

Kath’s Toyboy

Richard Hughes

Kath’s Toyboy ran a great second first time out and he should back it up.

4:00

Popmaster

Ed Walker

Popmaster is in cracking form and this has been the target since his win just over a month ago. He is drawn well and I am confident that he can win with a penalty and will be disappointed if he doesn’t. I think the only thing that can see him get beaten is inexperience as he was still very green on debut, but he looks to have sharpened up a lot for that run so hopefully he will be more streetwise and can continue his progression and announce himself as a smart horse in the making.

4:30

Presumptuous

Jamie Osborne

4:30

Tomorrowland

Jamie Osborne

5:00

Lowndes Square

Ed Walker

Lowndes Square is a colt I like and is very much one for next year. I trained his half-brother Lightning Moon who was very good and he did not run at 2 and then was very good at 3, so I am pleased we have got this horse to the track this year and I think whatever he does today he will be much better in due course.

5:00

Alabama Boy

Ed Walker

Alabama Boy looks fantastically well and is drawn well in 7. Hopefully he will run a solid race today although we will probably see the best of him further down the line.

5:30

Mariance

Jonathan Portman

Mariance thankfully got off the mark last time but hopefully still has more winning in her. She had the right attitude for sure.

6:05

Dream Chaser

Harry Dunlop

We have an outside draw but I am hoping he has an each-way chance.

6:05

Don’t Look Back

Richard Hughes

Don’t Look Back has ran 4th in both his races, we are hopeful he will run well.

6:35

Capriolette

Ed Walker

Capriolette has been in great form at home and looks very well. She’s got a good draw with Tom on board so I’m very hopeful that she can get her head back in front after a couple of good runs. It looks a good spot and a wide open race so I hope luck goes our way, she really deserves to win.

7:10

Jack D’Or

Ed Walker

Jack d’Or I think he has got the slightly hotter of the two divisions of the race but if he looks fabulous and I have been very happy with him at home. The one drawback is being drawn in 11 but hopefully he can overcome this and get his head back in front.








Lingfield

Going: Polytrack: Standard First race: 11.55

12:00

Restricted Access

Jonathan Portman

Restricted Access has recovered from her hurdling debut last time. She is not bred for this trip but we think she needs it. Place chance.

12:00

Famous Dynasty

Michael Blanshard

Famous Dynasty is in good form and often runs well at Lingfield. However, he will need to overcome a bad draw. David Probert rides him.

12:00

Willingly

Mark Usher

She’s certainly capable of winning in this grade of race off this mark. 1m2f is a little bit of an unknown but she’s got some ability and is very well in herself. She must have a chance.

12:30

Fantasy Believer

Charles Hills

He did very well to win last time out at Kempton, even though he was slowly away. The step up to 1m 2f should suit him and so far he is 2/2 on the polytrack. This is a step up in grade but I think he is more than capable at this level.

1:00

Newyorkstateofmind

William Muir

He ran well on Saturday but just missed the break and no matter what we do, he seems to come out steady. Six-furlongs gives him a little bit more of a chance to get into it. He ran very well finishing second and he could have probably won. If he takes to the quick race which sprinters can normally do, then he must have every chance. He seems fresh and well.

1:30

Amanto

Ali Stronge

Amanto is a course and distance winner and the jockey knows him well. Back down to a 0-60 which is more his grade and I think he’s got great each-way chances today.

2:00

Nelson Gay

Richard Hughes

Nelson Gay has ran some good races in the past and is in good form going into this one.

2:35

Brazen Jesse

Mark Usher

Brazen Jesse is Willingly’s little sister and is just having a bit of education today.

2:35

Mummy’s Boy

Charles Hills

I thought he made a great debut at Kempton two weeks ago where he looked quite green early on, but ran on well. He should have learnt a lot from that run and the step up to 1m should suit.

3:40

Dreamboat Annie

Ed Walker

We’re trying Dreamboat Annie over a mile for the first time and she might get it around here as she loves the track. She’s drawn about right in the middle and if she gets the trip then she could have a shout.

3:40

Blue Dawn

Ed Walker

Blue Dawn has been in very good form at home and if she relaxes and stays then this looks a brilliant opportunity for her to get her head in front.







































Wetherby

Going: Good to soft, soft in places  First race: 11.45

12:15

Numberoneson

Harry Whittington

Hopefully he can then take a step forward and show us that he is capable of giving us a bit of fun in juvenile hurdles this winter.

12:15

Mr Shady

Stan Moore

Mr Shady ran a lovely race last time to finish fourth. Another clear round like that and he should be in the placings.

12:15

Warranty

Harry Whittington

He is a great new addition for this season and we feel he ticks plenty of boxes for the juvenile hurdle division.

12:15

Fact Or Fable

Stan Moore

Fact Or Fable had schooled very well at home, but unfortunately a loose horse rather distracted him and had put his confidence back a little. Schooled well again yesterday.

1:50

Donnie Azoff

Jamie Snowden

Donnie Azoff showed some promising bumper form, but I felt he didn't quite gallop through the line on his last run. He's had a small break and a soft palate operation since. He jumps well, has been working really nicely in a tongue tie, and I look forward to seeing him back on the track on his hurdling debut. The favourite will be hard to beat, but I do like this chap and he's certainly got a bright future.

2:25

So Easy Way

Harry Whittington

He is returning after a wind operation having shaped with plenty of credit last time out. He has been schooling well at home and we look forward to running him.

3:00

Leading Ewe On

Jamie Snowden

Leading Ewe On is by the first crop of the Ascot Gold Cup and St.Leger winner, Leading Light. This filly is a half-sister to the Cheltenham Festival Grand Annual winner, Croco Bay and three-time winner, Thistle Do Nicely. She was in training last season but didn’t run in the spring due to the pandemic. Tricky to say just how she'll run here on her racecourse debut, but our bumper horses have been running well this season, so we're hopeful she can run into a place.