12 February 2018
Louse Talk kicked off the weekend with an eye-catching front running performance in a Novice Hurdle at Warwick. We still have a 25% share available in this exciting prospect who has the potential to make into a good staying chaser.
This big, scopey Irish point to point winner has fulfilled the promise he has shown on the gallops by winning his novice hurdle debut impressively from the front. Purchased from The Tattersalls Cheltenham May Sales from Tom Keating. He will come on fitness-wise for the run as we have not been hard on him leading up to the race and he will certainly stay further and jump a fence in the future.
The second horse was rated 132 and was the joint top lot at the Cheltenham May Sales in 2017 and is very highly rated by connections.
Louse Talk has come out of his race in fine fettle and all being well will aim to run at the beginning of March.
The Racing Post write up from the race:
‘LOUSE TALK, an Irish point winner who was bought for 45,000GBP by current connections. Set off in front and jumped cleanly at a very steady pace. His rider wound it up in the last mile and was always holding the favourite in the straight, despite an error at the last. He can go on from this.’
Paul O’Brien, Jockey:
‘I liked the way Louse Talk picked up turning in and kept finding. Charlie has done lots with him but he will improve fitness-wise as he was having a blow. He's got three-mile chaser written all over him’
After winning on Louse Talk, Paul then drove to Uttoxeter where he rode a fantastic race to win a handicap hurdle on Castafiore, bringing an accross the card double for the team, with our only two runners on the day.
The weather at Ayr caused a worrying moment or two as snow threatened the card, however Just Don't Ask justified favourtitism to loose his maiden tag over hurdles, winning by 15 lengths under Brian Hughes. Ask loves the softer going and managed to get everything under the cosh early on.