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Another 3 winners

10-11-2017

THIS WEEK Momentum is really building now and we're delighted to report we've notched up another 3 winners in the space of just 5 days recently... Each of which have made for special days for all involved; Court Liability scored his second win in as many runs for the yard, followed by a successful return from 13 months off the track for Octagon showing that patience really does pay off in this game.  But finally and perhaps most markedly the legendary 9 year old Salto Chisco claimed his fourth victory for the yard in fine style at Huntingdon on Sunday.  We're only in November so long may the good times roll...   REPORTS Salto Chisco produced a career best to win his 3rd race of the season at Huntingdon on Sunday.  There was lots of pace on and Salto was again ridden patiently by Harry Bannister.  This was a switch back to fences and he produced a great round of jumping.  He cruised up to contest the lead coming coming to 2 out, took up the lead between the last two fences and won in good fashion.  He is a horse who's clearly thriving at the moment and enjoyed the switch back to fences.   Octagon returned from a long absence to win at Southwell on Monday.  He made the running under a positive ride from Harry Bannister and didn't see another rival.  He relaxed better than he did on his only start last season and he jumped well in the main.  He kicked off the home bend, winged the last 2 hurdles and knuckled down well to win by just over a length.  It was good to see him back and hopefully he can go on from here.   Tangoed finished down the field on her hurdles debut at Uttoxeter last Friday.  We rode her positively as this trip was on the short side for her and gave her a good sight at her obstacles.  She jumped well in the main, but was a bit deliberate at times.  The pace lifted from 3 out and she got caught flat footed and stayed on to finish 10th.  This was a good starting point and she still showed signs of inexperience.  It did shape up like a very good maiden and the winner looks very smart.   Fou et Sage ran an improved race to finish 8th at Ascot on Saturday.  He travelled well from off the pace and put in an excellent round of jumping.  He turned in looking like he would play a part in the finish, but couldn't quicken as well as some well treated rivals.  This was a step in the right direction and we have the option of stepping up in trip next.  His turn shouldn't be far away and he has the option of dropping in class.   Emerging Force ran a big race to finish 8th at Ascot on Saturday.  He jumped off in the front line and travelled well early to contest the lead.  He was going as well as anything turning out on the final circuit, but a bad mistake at the bottom of the hill put him on the back foot.  He showed a cracking attitude to turn into the straight in 3rd place, but the early mistake meant he didn't finish as strongly as he might have, eventually finishing 8th.  This was a pleasing return and with a clear round, he would have finished in the places.  He will be sharper next time and the Becher Chase could be on the agenda next.   ENTRIES Taras Day is set to have her first start at Warwick today.  She is a likeable filly by Kayf Tara, who should be at home on the easy ground.  This is a nice starting point for her and we should learn a lot from the run.   The Go Tou Man is set to have his 2nd run at Fontwell this afternoon.  He ran very well at Worcester on debut and really knuckled down for pressure after running very green early on.  He has improved for the experience and should be competitive here.  The track and ground should be ideal.   Dette De Jeu holds a couple of entries this week but is unlikely to take up either engagement.  He is training nicely and will be seen in a bumper over the next couple of weeks.  Soft ground shouldn't be a problem to him.   Tierra Verde is another who holds entries this week, but is also likely to wait for later in the month.  She is a stronger mare this year and her form is solid.  She has every chance of winning a bumper before going hurdling.   Eyesopenwideawake is set to make his chasing debut at Kempton on Monday.  He won a novice hurdle in good fashion this summer and now switches to novice handicap chases off a workable mark of 120.  He has the build of a chaser and the track at Kempton should really suit.  We are looking forward to running him.   Salto Chisco holds a entry back over hurdles on Monday at Kempton.  He has come out of his run in good form and would race off of the same mark he won off on Sunday.  This race could be a good opportunity for him before the ground goes. He is a course and distance winner and should have a good chance.   Hoke Colburn is entered at Hereford on Tuesday, but is likely to miss the race and wait a week for a race at Southwell.  He's in good form at home and looks reasonably handicapped against his best form.   Tangoed is set to have her second hurdles start at Ludlow next Thursday.  She showed signs of greenness on hurdles debut and will be turned out fairly quickly to get some more experience.  She has come out of Uttoxeter well.   Tangoed is set to have her second hurdles start at Ludlow next Thursday.  She showed signs of greenness on hurdles debut and will be turned out fairly quickly to get some more experience.  She has come out of Uttoxeter well.