Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing

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Friday 6th March 2020

It’s been a little while since the last blog, and it’s rained ever since! There’s been a lot of abandoned fixtures but we have managed to send out some runners. 

All being well we should have 2 runners at next weeks Cheltenham Festival, Repetitio in the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle and Le Musee in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Amateur Riders Handicap Chase. Their preparations have gone well, Le Musee has had a couple of runs on the flat to sharpen him up whilst Repetitio had a racecourse gallop at Kempton on Tuesday, you can see a short clip of that here.  

Eurowork put in a solid performance at Wincanton last week finishing 2nd to the Paul Nicholls trained Ask For Glory in the 2m 5f novice hurdle. Dave Noonan kept him in a prominent position throughout and he stayed on in testing conditions to gain the runners up spot after the last. He jumped well throughout and has the makings of a chaser in time. The handicapper has given him an opening mark of 108 which seems workable as he continues to strengthen and improve.

Ballymagroarty Boy was in action for the racing club on Friday. He was beaten a little over 4 lengths in the 3m handicap hurdle at Newbury under Keiran Buckley. He relished the conditions and after being held up early doors he made smooth progress through the field to challenge in the straight. You can get Keiran’s perspective on the race on our social media channels here

Yesterday we ran Innerpickle in the 2m 1f maiden hurdle at Exeter. It was his first time running against older horses and he finished a respectable 4th of the 12 runners. He tracked the leaders, jumping well on his second start over obstacles and showing his tenacity and stamina to keep on in soft ground and be beaten by only 8 lengths.   

Stay tuned for updates on our Festival preparations and more.

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