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

Exeter rendezvous for MelodicHeadlines
Jeremy Scott

Jeremy Scott has confirmed his stable star Melodic Rendezvous will bypass Saturday's Deloitte Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown in favour of a trip to Exeter the following day.

Second in a Grade One bumper at last season's Punchestown Festival, the seven-year-old has made a fine start to his career over obstacles, building on his debut second with two impressive victories, supplementing a Cheltenham success with a clear-cut victory in a heavy ground Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown.

Melodic Rendezvous had the option of travelling to Ireland or running at Doncaster, but his target is Sunday's Listed Bathwick Tyres Plymouth Novices' Hurdle, where he is set to clash with the equally exciting Puffin Billy.

Scott said: "The plan is to go to Exeter with him. We could have taken the easier option and gone to Doncaster, but the owners are keen to go to Exeter and that's the way we're going.

"We also had the option of going to Ireland, but Exeter is just down the road and while I'm sure he'll have a hard race on Sunday, I think he'd have an even harder race in Ireland, especially when you consider the travelling and everything.

"It's going to be a tough old race at Exeter and it will be interesting to see what happens."

Melodic Rendezvous is entered for both the William Hill Supreme Novices' Hurdle and the longer Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle at the Festival, and Scott believes this weekend's test will tell connections a lot about which race he should head for.

"The ground is going to play a big part in the decision of course, but also Sunday's race will tell us a lot about which way we should be going with him," said the trainer.

25 April 2015

Retirement tough to take for McCoy
'It's all been worth it'
Farewell, champ
McCoy's the greatest - O'Neill
Racing salutes legend McCoy
McCoy third on Sandown swansong
McCoy third on Sandown swansong
Bowen glory Par for the course
Sacre stays in training
McCoy third in Celebration Chase
AP awarded jockeys' title
Menorah does it again
Bowen hits the bullseye
Euphrasia revved up for Gowran test
Cadeaux on brink of history
Argocat purring for Oaksey date
Pipe takes wraps off Package
Bolger proud of McCoy heroics
Racing salutes legend McCoy
McCoy's ten of the best
Dettori's a Jack of all trades
Hymn too good for Richards rivals
Apprentice masters Trial rivals
Custom is a Cut above
Wetherby goes Flat out

24 April 2015

McManus at Sandown for McCoy finale
AP to keep champion's trophy
McCoy praise for Pipe
Divine Hymn in full cry for Dettori
Mutarakez lands Esher honours
Clouds chasing Gold glory
Nicholls seeking dream McCoy ending
AP preparing for final bow
Enright facing leg surgery
O'Meara mulling Force plans
Temple target for Pretend
Winning return for Walsh
Commemorative takes Trial test
Prince and Parrott bow out
Nicholls eyeing McCoy Celebration
Henderson on weather watch
Riches on Road to Punchestown
Apache on Punchestown trail
High hopes for Creek bow
Time called on Condon career

23 April 2015

Arrow hits Beverley target
Cannock chasing Richards riches
Godolphin duo bow out
McCoy has Mole in Sandown camp
Eagle camp play waiting game
No catching Collaboration at Epsom
O'Neill door always open for McCoy
Weather worry for Wadham
Knott appeal dismissed
Millman on weather watch
Marlowe lands Epsom Derby Trial
Bolger sights set on Guineas
Hannon outlines Lockinge options
Hannon preparing Classic charge

22 April 2015

Irish Guineas target for Baciata
Gleneagles leads Guineas contenders
Strong support for Commonwealth Cup
No decision on Geraghty return
McCoy set for Box Office farewell
Thrilling Friday card at Sandown
Guineas ruled out for Sympathy
Sherman set for Chrome reunion
Riches and Cossack in Gold equation
Recovering McNamara optimistic
Fly and Jezki set for World battle
Cooper braced for 'emotional' day
Sprinter set for Sandown
Celebration favoured for God's Own
Chiang camp target Middleton return
Dettori booked for Marlowe mount
Geraghty closing in on comeback
Hannon has Great expectations
Own poised to duck Sandown

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