Runners at Newton Abbot and Kempton for Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing
At Kempton today Pagham Belle runs at 2.55pm. She schooled very well over fences recently and we’re all looking forward to her first run over fences. Rider is Gavin Sheehan who has previously ridden her to victory at Southwell.
Calin du Brizais runs at Newton Abbot at 5.00pm. Rider is Andrew Thornton. One of our younger horses who is going the right way and will be a good chaser in time.
Anay Turge won at Cheltenham on Wednesday 15th in the day’s big race the Teenage Cancer Trust Silver Trophy Steeplchase. This was a very competitive race over 2 miles 5 furlongs and was ridden by Tom Scudamore. It was a battle to the line to win by a neck.
Robbie Rabbit ran in the Messier Bugatti Dowty Novice’s Handicap Hurdle Race at Cheltenham on the same day ridden by our amateur jockey Lee Drowne. Both fought back gallantly after a loose horse headed them of the track, they then passed almost the entire field to finish second by four lengths. This was probably the best run of the season for horse and jockey and a sign of a great future.
Sedgemoor Express ran at Stratford on Sunday and finished a credible third over 2 miles 5 furlongs, ridden by Tom Scudamore. He was only beaten by a few lengths to third and jumped and travelled beautifully.
So far this season we have had great success with our young horses and have already equalled last year’s total of 19 winners.
Pomme gave us our first ever bumper winner at Wetherby on 17 February with Dave Crosse. She is a very exciting horse and has already schooled over hurdles at home in preparation for next season.
Speredek, our second bumper winner of the season, won at Carlisle in March by an exceptional margin. This son of Kapgarde is a very exciting prospect for next season and has done all the groundwork and shows a natural talent for jumping.
We look forward to beating this record over the coming week!