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04/02/2024 The return to form of Dear My Friend continues today at Lingfield when Charlie Johnston's charge lands the Tandridge Stakes L quite handily. Evening racing at Newcastle sees a winner for Bryan Smart.
27/01/2024 A good day at both Donnie and HQ today. At Doncaster the stand out local performance came from Ruth Jefferson's Kerryhill who landed the Albert Bartlett River Don Novices' Hurdle Gd2 by over 7 lengths. In addition Ollie Pears' Max Of Stars was second in the SBK Fillies' Juvenille Hurdle L, Sue Smith's Rich Spirit was a good second in the 15,843 SBK Handicap Hurdle and Peter Niven's Malystic third in the 26,405 SBK Handicap Chase. Meanwhile at Cheltenham Patrick Neville's The Real Whacker put up another strong performance when second in the Cotswold Chase Gd2, staying on well. Newcastle yielded wins for Charlie Johnston, Adrian Nicholls, David & Nicola Barron, Geoff Oldroyd (with the Yapham Mill homebred Pocklington) and Liam Bailey. Yesterday Richard Fahey's Spirit Dancer was a decent fourth in the Jebel Hatta G1 at Meydan. Meanwhile Hedgeholme Stud has recruited a new stallion in the form of Land Force who had 21 first crop winners, covered 130 mares last term and will stand at 2,500.
01/01/2024 A good start to the year for Charlie Johnston with one-time Derby contender Dear My Friend returning to form when landing the 24,300 BetMGM: It's Showtime Handicap at Newcastle by two lengths from Julie Camacho's Symbol Of Light. Karl Burke's Bazball is a decent second in the 24,300 Best Racing Odds Guaranteed At BetMGM Handicap. Micky Hammond also had a good kick-off with a double at Catterick where Brian Ellison also had a winner.

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