Wow, what a weekend for Thorne Farm Racing!
We are having a excellent season so far, and to top if off we had a double at Sedgefield yesterday, thanks to Nail’m winning the ‘Wills Property Services ltd Handicap Chases’ 3m 3f under a power packed ride from Jason Maguire. His jumping was a bit sticky at times, but the further he went the better he travelled. This is the horse’s second win within a week and we are absolutely delighted for his owner David Mitchell. We will now target Nail’m at the midlands grand national on the 15th of march at uttoxeter, the 4m1f trip will be right up his street and we are pretty bullish about his chances.
Our second winner of the day came courtesy of Tokyo Javilex in the ‘Compare Bookmakers Odds at Bookmakers.co.uk Handicap Chase’ 2m 1/2f again under an excellent ride by Jason Maguire, this novice jumped really well and Jason was Impressed with his attitude this horse has a lot to live up to being a half brother to grand national winner Mom Mome so we are really pleased to get his first win on the board , his owner Derek Mead is a massive supporter of the yard and we are really pleased for him.
It was our first trip to Sedgefield Racecourse and we were looked after really well and we look forward to having runners there again in the future. It is 316 miles from our base in Devon but was well worth the trip. Jason Maguire deserves to win ride of the year for Nail’m.
Our next runner will be Master Neo at Chepstow Racecourse on Saturday.
We are absolutely delighted with Anay Turge’s weight 10st 1lb For the Grand Annual at the Cheltenham Festival 2014, his preparations have gone like clock work so fingers crossed we get there in one piece!! Unfortunately Anay’s jockey Keiron Edgar broke his leg at Newbury on Saturday so we wish him a speedy recovery , we look forward to providing him with winners when he is back in action.
Samingarry is well on course for his Cheltenham engagements. He has been allocated 10st 7lbs in the Kim Muir but it is unlikely that his rating of 126 is good enough to get in, he will line up in the RSA if not. He is a big price but has won 3 times over fences this season he has been working exceptionally well at home and has a massive each way chance.
We have excellent facilities here at Thorne Farm and it is great to see so many trainers coming to use our gallops and schooling facilities and watching their horses go on to win races.