25 April 2022
We did not quite make it to 50 winners. Officially we ended the season on 47. However, our Jersey winner, Jamacho, and flat winner, George Bancroft, made it up to 49. We finished on a strike rate of 17% and amassed £520,785 in prize money, nearly double that we had last season. It has been one of our best seasons for a while. As mentioned in the previous blog, it was a fantastic season. We are now back to 0 winners and cannot wait to get this new season underway. Bring on 2022/23.
Jamacho was unlucky when making his summer campaign debut at Southwell on Friday. He was running a nice race under Paul O’Brien, before brushing the top of the ninth and falling. Luckily, he is absolutely fine, and enjoyed his spin around loose! We will see him out again soon. Indelible Spin ran a much improved race, this time under Bradley Roberts. She is only small, so Brads 7lb claim is very valuable on this mare. She finished 3rd despite still being very green, and possibly finding the track too sharp. She will now have a holiday to strengthen up and mature. There are still spaces in the Charlie Longsdon Racing club with this mare, so please do get in touch for more details – email@example.com. The ground was quick ground at Southwell, and despite the watering, it was very windy, so it dried out quickly. This suited Jamacho and Indelible Spin but would not have been suitable for Freethinker. He was bidding to complete the hattrick before being turned out, but sensibly he was a Non Runner. He has a nice future ahead of him and is a big horse, so we chose to save him for another day. He will enjoy his holiday to mature, before looking forward to a fun campaign next season.
Charlie also brought an exciting new horse from the Tattersalls Cheltenham sale. Lot 53, Catuaba. He won his P2P impressively 10 days ago, when injecting speed into the race from the back straight. He is by Jet Away, and will enjoy a summer out to strengthen up. He looks a classy individual and an exciting prospect going forwards. He is for sale, so do get in touch!
Beyond The Clouds ran a nice race at Sandown for the start of his summer campaign under champion jockey Brian Hughes. He often takes the first couple of runs to get proper fit, and probably needed it. Therefore, he should improve for the run.
It was fantastic to welcome the RDA to Hull Farm this morning, we hoped they thoroughly enjoyed their visit.
There is now no National Hunt racing until Saturday, a chance to give the jockey’s a rest! We are slowly getting quieter and quieter, with plenty of horses heading out for summer breaks. We will probably have about 12 in through the summer, and hopefully can hit the ground running when we send them out. Four entries on Saturday. Hoot At Midnight and Train Hill in at Uttoxeter. Present Storm and Train Hill in at Hexham.
Hopefully you all had a good weekend and can look forward to the season ahead with us. Thank you for all your continued support.