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

Cantlow aiming for Taunton highHeadlines
Cantlow

Cantlow takes another step towards the Cheltenham Festival with a run in the Hippychick Novices' Chase at Taunton.

Third in the Pertemps Final over hurdles last March, Paul Webber's inmate was bought by JP McManus in October.

After finishing second on his first two starts over fences, he opened his account with a victory at Plumpton, which also qualifies him for a hefty bonus if he wins a chase at the Festival.

Webber said: "We're stepping him up a little bit in trip. We've been trying to find a stepping stone that doesn't ask him too many questions and hopefully this is it. We don't want to throw him in at the deep end just yet.

"As for what his eventual target might be, that will be up up to Frank Berry (McManus's racing manager) and the boys to decide a plan nearer the time.

"We're just trying to get some experience while we can and with the ground being as it is, it's a case of trying not to bottom him too soon.

"The idea of running him over two miles earlier in the season was just to sharpen up his jumping and hopefully it's worked."

31 January 2015

Heavyweights wary of Shark attack
Musselburgh takes precautions
Grand news at Wetherby
Turner hit with ten-day ban
Witness back to master Sandown
Chocolat looks sweet at Sandown
Pree primed for big Towton run
Mai heads Sandown Contenders
Walters Kean for National win
Polamco aiming to be Sandown Hero
Johnson seeks Champagne celebration
Uxizandre team eye date with Grugy

30 January 2015

Hopes rise for Wetherby
Newbury to stage veterans' hurdle
Dude set for two National prep runs
Leopardstown date for D'Antan
No hurry for Flemenstar return
Aigles skips Dubai trip
Wetherby announce inspection plan
Melodic in Exeter frame
Chepstow gets go-ahead
Catterick abandoned
Classy display from Vercingetorix
Ffos Las blow for Carruthers
McCoy in line for Coneygree mount
Blossoming Serge in Supreme hat
Peace declared for Triumph
Hercules features in Bartlett
Games given Neptune entry

29 January 2015

Good news for Burke after X-rays
Bayan handed French mission
Exciting Eagle ready for action
Ellison on Red alert
Brother sets sail for Festival date
Ferof takes Ascot acid test
Cogry has dual Festival options
Hourigan duo to duck National Trial
Salsify back in Foxhunter frame
Wintry Catterick calls inspection
Chepstow on weather watch
Musselburgh bids to beat weather
Legend in line for Kempton repeat
Henderson at Peace for Triumph
Henderson primes Betfair squad
Henderson happy with Sprinter
Unioniste set for Newbury outing
Bolger left in awe of super Sceaux
Sam set for Gold run
Denman date for Obeaux

28 January 2015

Charities get O'Sullevan boost
Betway boosts sponsorship portfolio
Estrella waits on record bid
Spring not on Focus agenda
Warne on comeback trail
Warne on comeback trail
Mann planning Bleu National prep
Henderson dealt Triolo blow
Tornado blows hot at Taunton
Mann duo head to Musselburgh
Ginge given Scilly date
Cue Card goes back to basics
Eagle ready for hurdling bow
Shark angling for Punchestown prize
Nicholls retains Zarkandar faith
Ruby handed World ticket

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2015