Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 05 February 2018

As often happens in this game you will have a period where luck plays a major part in the results,

Pearl Royale made a terrible mistake with a circuit to go and then fell at the next fence, it’s the first time she’s put a foot wrong and she paid for it. Pearl Royal is a bit stiff and sore but nothing serious and hopefully she’ll be back soon. Le Musee nearly sprang a surprise at Wincanton when he was a fast finishing second on his first run over hurdles, Tom Cannon rode him and was very impressed, he’ll be out again in a couple of weeks. On the point to point scene Double Captain won at Wadebridge with Naomi Simms on board, it was a great result as he’s been very consistent all season, they both deserve it. Its’s going to be a Fairly quiet week with Rejaah running Wednesday at Ludlow, then we have Level Of Intensity running on Friday at Kempton and then Alminar and Farmer Boy at Exeter on Sunday.



Upcoming Runners 

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursDeckers Delight  – Tomorrow, 1:40 – (Four day) at Sedgefield Wills Property Services Handicap Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Point N Shoot – Tomorrow, 4:20 – (Four day) at Sedgefield Wram Fabrications Handicap Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursRejaah – Wednesday 07 February 2018, 2:40 – (Four day) at Ludlow Michael Lumsden Memorial Trophy Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Mares’ Hurdle Series Qualifier)

Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Tequila Secret – Wednesday 07 February 2018, 2:55 – (Four day) at Carlisle Smarkets EBF Mares’ “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Level Of Intensity – Wednesday 07 February 2017, 3:45 – (Four day) at Ludlow Margaret Lewington Birthday Juvenile Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Pearl Royale – Thursday 08 February 2018, 3:00 – (Four day) at Doncaster Larkshill Engineering Novices’ Chase

Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Level Of Intensity – Friday 09 February 2018, 1:50 – (Four day) at Kempton Matchbook Betting Exchange Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursSperedek – Saturday 17 February 2018, 3:35 – (Early closer) at Ascot Betfair Ascot Chase (Grade 1)

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursPearl Royale – Tuesday 13 March 2018, 4:50 -(Early closer) at Cheltenham National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Chase (Grade 2)

Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursPearl Royale – Wednesday 14 March 2018, 2:10 – (Early closer) at Cheltenham RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)



Young Race Horses For Sale

Thorne Farm Racing has a quality selection of potential young race horses for sale, all with winning pedigrees.

By Kapgarde, a leading French sire, 3 year old bay filly broken and with a winning pedigree. Her attitude and ability mirrors that of Speredek at this stage. She is a horse with potential sold to stay in our yard waiting to be owned and trained.

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