Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 20 October 2017

There were two runners at Carlisle yesterday they were Tequila Secret and Sapphire Noire. Tequila Secret ran a great race finishing third in a competitive novice hurdle, she was bought at Doncaster sales in September and could end up being a right bargain judging from yesterday’s performance anyway the dream lives on. Sapphire Noire was disappointing, she didn’t act on the track and all the undulations caught her out. Some horses just don’t like certain courses and can be totally different on other courses, I’m sure that was the problem and we’ll see a different horse next time. It is a potentially busy week next week with entries everywhere and if we keep having rain they could all end up running. Midnight Request and Georgina Joy are entered for Exeter on Tuesday also at Sedgefield we’ve got Ouro Branco ,Deauville Crystal and Level Of Intensity. At Worcester we have Take A Break and Georgina Joy. On Thursday we have Robin Why Not at Southwell and Dharoos at Ludlow. On Saturday Nachi Falls could run or possibly Johanos if we have the rain we are promised .They are all fit and well so we should have a good week.


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 Georgina Joy – Tuesday 24 October 2017, 2:50 – (Four day) at Exeter Prydis Novices’ Hurdle
Midnight Request   – Tuesday 24 October 2017, 3:50 – (Four day) at Exeter Ilfracombe Food Service Handicap Hurdle
 Level Of Intensity  – Wednesday 25 October 2017, 2:00 – (Four day) at Sedgefield Too Drunk To Drive Home, Charlie! Juvenile Hurdle 
 Take A Break  – Wednesday 25 October 2017, 2:45 – (Four day) at Worcester Fred & Mercy Rimell Memorial Handicap Chase
 Deauville Crystal  – Wednesday 25 October 2017, 3:45 – (Four day) at Sedgefield Call Star Sports On 08000 521321 Beginners’ Chase
 Ouro Branco  – Wednesday 25 October 2017, 4:20 – (Four day) at Sedgefield Maiden Hurdle
 Georgina Joy  – Wednesday 25 October 2017, 5:40 -(Four day) at Worcester Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle
 Dharoos  – Thursday 26 October 2017, 1:55 – (Five day) at Ludlow Wendy Goodenough 21 Again Novices’ Hurdle
 Robin Why Not  – Thursday 26 October 2017, 2:05 – (Five day) at Southwell Download The At The Races App Novices’ Handicap Chase

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