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01/02/2020 No Grade Two winner this weekend, however one of Yorkshire's star in that respect, Sue Smith's Midnight Shadow, did put up a good performance at Sandown to be second in the Scilly Isles Novices' Chase Gd1. At Musselburgh John Quinn's Ashington was a beaten favourite when second in the 21,896 Scottish County Hurdle Handicap whilst Ruth Jefferson provided the sole local winner at Wetherby.
25/01/2020 Another weekend, and another Yorkshire trained Grade 2 winner, this time the wonder mare that is Lady Buttons lands the Owlerton Mares' Hurdle Gd2 at Doncaster for Philip Kirkby, who also had a reasonable day at Cheltenham with Top Ville Been third in the Cotswold Chase G2, and En Meme Temps likewise third in the 17,204 Steel Plate & Sections Handicap Hurdle. David O'Meara provided Yorkshire's sole flat winner at Lingfield.
18/01/2020 OK, so we may not have reached the heights of the mid seventies and early eighties, Michael Dickinson, Peter Easterby and Neville Crump but this has to be one of the better National Hunt seasons of recent years for Yorkshire trainers. Today at Haydock Sue Smith gained her second Grade Two of the (calendar) year when Vintage Clouds took the Peter Marsh Handicap Chase Gd2, with Brian Ellison's Definitly Red back in second, for good measure Sue Smith also took the last. Earlier Smith's Joke Dancer was third in the Patrick Coyne Memorial Altcar Novices' Chase Gd2, whilst Micky Hammond's Cornerstone Lad was third in the Champion Hurdle Trial Hurdle Gd2. David O'Meara had a winner at Lingfield and Philip Makin scored at Chelmsford.
16/01/2020 Suedois, trained by David O'Meara, made his Dubai sojourn profitable today when landing the closing 78,947 Aliyah Handicap on the turf at Meydan, adding to his already not inconsiderable bank balance. At no doubt equally balmy Market Rasen there was a double for a resurgent Micky Hammond whilst Philip Kirby, Nigel Tinkler and Antony Brittain all struck on the all-weather at Newcastle.
02/01/2020 David O'Meara's money-spinning Suedois runs well enough at Meydan today when third in the Meydan Challenge Sponsored By Emirates NBD Asset Management Handicap L. Time for the 'Top 10' list again when I have time. More mundane fayre domestically with a sole winner courtesy of Richard Fahey at Lingfield.
01/01/2020 Boom, New Year, first Graded race of the year, Yorkshire winner; congratulations to Sue Smith and connections as Midnight Shadow lands the Dipper Novices' Chase Gd2 at Cheltenham,. to add to his two earlier Grade 2 hurdling victories. Brian Ellison and Sam England strike at Catterick whilst Karl Burke lands a double at Southwell where Richard Fahey also has a win.

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