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Johnny on Flying Form

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    Midnight Shot's winning connections

25 September 2017

3 winners over the weekend including a double at Uttoxeter.

Johnny is proving to be a worthy signing and is on great form at the moment. Azure Fly certainly made him work when looking an unlikely winner at Newton Abbot however Johnny galvanised the stayer to win in an inspiring ride - a worthy nomination for ride of the week, if not the month! 

A race of reversing fortunes at @NewtonAbbotRace and a class ride from @JohnnyBurke2 aboard Azure Fly for @CharlieLongsdon. Cracker! pic.twitter.com/55eLdCJ475

He then quickly followed up with a double with our only two runners at Uttoxeter, Vivas and Midnight Shot. Vivas was making his seasonal debut in a handicap hurdle which he won comfortably, he is not overly big but jumps well and may end up chasing soon. 

Midnight Shot has been a star this summer, winning 3 Novice chases before running in two top class handicaps, this was a light drop in class however he jumps well and will be aiming towards the October Cheltenham meeting now. 

Snow Leopardess has her passport and bags packed ready to go France to run in the Prix Grandlieu at Auteuil on Wednesday. 

I would like to highly recommend reading the fantastic Jumping Prospects by John Morris, it contains insightful trainer comments (including from yours truely) and horses to follow for the 2017/18 season. You can purchase you copy from his website: www.jumpingprospects.co.uk for only £15. Azure Fly was one of the first winners post publication! 

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