Martin’s Blog 19th May

A busy evening at Southwell tonight with four runners and we kick off with Witness Protection making his chasing debut under James Best for Foxtrot Racing. He’s pleased us a lot at home and I would love nothing more than for him to make it a winning debut however it’s a competitive race and a few with experience and in good form but if he puts in a safe round of jumping and enjoys himself anything else is a bonus.

Our second runners is Sharon & Grahame Lovett’s “Goldies’ Lovingit”, an imposing chestnut we purchased from Fran Nimmo & Charlie Poste and who looks every inch a chaser. He’d have started in a point to point for them had covid not struck and so he makes his racecourse debut here in a bumper but he’s done everything asked of him at home and we are really excited to get him to the track. Both him and Witness Protection are two that we’d not have run had the weather not changed as they both need a bit of cut in the ground. Sharon & Grahame were at the yard yesterday to meet Goldie for the first time and will be at Southwell to cheer him on.

Our 3rd runner is Capricia who is owned by one of our in-house syndicates made up of an enthusiastic and patient group and the better ground will suit her as she struggled in softer ground. She seems in good form at home and, although will be better over a fence, I’m determined to get her head in front over hurdles first! She’s got an each way chance tonight.

Finally we run Pinnacle Peak for Mark Boothright who has been a little bit frustrating and I’m sure he’s better than he’s shown being related to Back On The Lash who runs in the same colours. Sean Bowen rides both him and Capricia and I’m hoping it’s just a case of the penny dropping with him as he’s schooled and worked well at home in the last few weeks.

Good luck to the team on a busy evening.



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