Note
14 Feb 2011 | 19:15
Nag Me about
To add a NagMe alert you must sign in.
Forgot password?
Not a member yet?

Search: Horse Jockey Trainer Owner All

Fisher sparks National dreamsHeadlines
Lucy Alexander

Nick Alexander is dreaming of a possible Scottish Grand National tilt with Isla Pearl Fisher following his last-gasp victory at Musselburgh.

An early faller on his seasonal reappearance at Newcastle, the nine-year-old was an 8-1 shot for what looked a competitive Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Handicap Chase, but he appeared to have little chance rounding the home turn, with the trainer's daughter Lucy rowing along in the saddle.

Champion jockey Tony McCoy rode a positive race on favourite Blenheim Brook, but just when he looked to have victory in the bag, Isla Pearl Fisher flew home from the final fence to take the spoils by a neck.

Alexander senior told Racing UK: "Lucy gave the horse a lovely ride and that did make it particularly special. He's not the most straightforward jumper and makes the odd mistake, but she got him jumping really well, particularly on the second circuit.

"He didn't look like he was going anywhere, but he stays well and just got there in time. I hope he's still progressing and while it might be aiming a bit high, I would love to think he could be a Scottish National horse. If the ground was right at Ayr he might go well in that."

Parc Des Princes similarly came from the clouds to land the Weatherbys Printing Handicap Hurdle under an inspired ride from Dougie Costello. It was the jockey's fourth victory on the Nicky Richards-trained 20-1 shot.

Costello said: "He's a little bit quirky and he's one of those you have to organise early going into a hurdle, but he's a little star. He's the sort of horse that likes to be dropped in and come with one run. He's won us four now and if he keeps winning races like this you can't knock him."

Bargain-buy Everdon Brook (9-1) ran out a ready winner of the Watch Kelso On TurfTV In Betting Shops Handicap Hurdle under conditional jockey Tony Kelly.

Darlington-based trainer David Thompson said: "He came from Ascot sales and only cost £1,600 and he seems revitalised. Tony said he had plenty in the tank and he travels in his races and enjoys himself. Hopefully there is a bit more improvement in him. His ideal trip is three miles plus, he just keeps galloping."

Donald McCain landed a double through Bhaltair (14-1) in the Scottish Racing Your Best Bet Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Chase under Henry Brooke, and Swift Arrow (11-2), who edged out hot favourite Hazy Tom in a thrilling finish to the Weatherbys Bank Handicap Chase under Jason Maguire.

25 November 2014

Retirement for National hero Mania
Fenton lodges ban appeal
Knott found in breach of rules
No stopping Twiston-Davies
Bans for jockeys in flag drama
Djak experience a concern for Walsh
More headlines Long Distance field
Void race drama at Sedgefield
Tributes flow for Lady Herries
Colombieres stars in Mullins entry
Bridgwater buoyed by Bolster
Trade ready to storm Hong Kong
Bowe ponders Robin Power play
McCoy returns at Fontwell
Apache on the march for Drinmore
Pipe - Stamina key to Bally chance
Sacre not guaranteed for Sandown
Tower 'sore' after Navan spill
Spirit ensures more Henderson woe
Walsh praise for Vautour
Walsh cool on Faugheen odds
Victory team on weather watch
New relief for Twiston-Davies
Nicholls planning dual George raid
Leather in fine form ahead of Cup

24 November 2014

Hobbs upbeat about Fingal raid
Fry keen for crack at Tolworth
Midnight to stay over hurdles
Creek seeking Hennessy Gold
Dynaste team consider George run
Topper target hinges on ground
Followme poised for Drinmore date
Balbriggan lands Troytown gamble
Vautour impresses on chasing debut
Un De Sceaux set for Thurles
Melodic team face tough choice
Henderson aims at Listed prize
Croco in frame for Topham
Deputy in Kempton firing line
McBratney banks on Boy progress

23 November 2014

Balbriggan all the way
Vautour off to impressive start
Belle set for hurdling campaign
Silvi scraps to Betfair glory
Bally sparkles on Mullins' big day
Kelly's a Fixed Brush hero
Faugheen turns on the style
Fenton banned for three years
Amlin double for fab Ferof
New One excels in Haydock romp
Flyer grounds Ascot rivals
Vasco a cut above opposition

22 November 2014

Conti strikes Betfair Chase gold
Taken seeking Listed gold
Mogol facing Monksfield test
Vautour makes chasing bow
Gordon enjoys Dundalk spin
McCoy: Landmark swayed judgment
Jacob warms up with brace
Hill peaking for Troytown return
Billy back on winning track
Walsh back for Ferof ride
New ready for Haydock Rush
Cheltenham is Big aim
Mullins eager for Faugheen run
Cue primed for Betfair defence

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2014