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PLENTY TO CELEBRATE

10-07-2020

With the pubs re-opening and jump racing well and truly back, there is definitely plenty to celebrate as life starts to return to the normal we once knew. All the horses are now back in from a well deserved holiday and we will all just keep kicking to make this season the best one yet at HWR. We're fortunate to have an amazing team of hard working stable staff and a superb string of horses, so we are feeling confident that we can build on last years successes. REPORTS Medalla De Oro lined up in another novice hurdle on the opening jumps fixture at Southwell last week. Having won at Fakenham on his debut, he had been in fantastic form at home and had the benefit of having a flat run since the resumption of racing. He was lining up against a very useful rival who was always going to be tough to beat, but turning into the straight he had the race at his mercy and jockey Daryl Jacob kicked for home. From the back of the second last it looked like we were going to pinch the race, the favourite however managed to get on top after the last. It was very close and Medalla stuck his neck out all the way to the line to finish a very close runner up. He has a number of entries in the coming weeks so we will look for the weakest option and hope that he can get his head in front again. SIROBBIE Sirobbie lined up for the first time since November in a competitive handicap at his old hunting ground Uttoxeter on Monday. New member to the squad, Hannah Spear received the prize for best turned out having only been here a week and he looked a million dollars! Unfortunately there was absolutely no pace so jockey Gavin Sheehan went on to make the running. Frustratingly he wasn't able to make it into enough of a test for ourselves and it turned into a bit of a sprit towards the third last. Once headed he ran on again though and stayed on well to only be beaten by 8 lengths. He will be freshened up now and be schooled over fences, so he will have the two options of hurdles and a novice chase moving forwards. He will run again towards the end of the month. LANTIERN Lantiern set sail over fences for the first time this week in a competitive novices' handicap chase at Stratford on Wednesday. He had been schooling nicely at home and we were looking forward to running him. Bar the first fence which he slipped coming into it, he jumped really well on the main and travelled eye-catchingly well throughout the race. He made up a lot of ground to get into a position to contest two out, but just got a little bit tired over the trip. It is an encouraging start and we will aim to drop him back in trip for his next run, which will be towards the end of the month. ENTRIES HENRIETTA BELL Henrietta Bell is set to line up in her first chase at Market Rasen this afternoon. She finished second in an Irish point to point on her debut, so has experience over the bigger obstacle. She has been schooling well at home but this is a tough contest, so we just want her to have a good experience first time. Hopefully she can improve for a fence having been competitive in bumpers and hurdles so far, and she should continue give her owners the Racing Demons plenty of fun. NEVERBEEN TO PARIS Neverbeen To Paris will line up in a handicap hurdle at Bangor on Sunday over 2m3f. He is in good form at home, and hasn't run for a while so will perhaps need the run. It is a competitive contest but he showed some good form in the autumn in these sorts of races, so hopefully he can run a nice race. ARIA ROSE Aria Rose holds a novices' handicap chase entry on Sunday at Bangor. He shaped with plenty of promise in novice hurdles in the autumn before having a break through the winter. He has been schooling well over fences and has the benefit of a flat run. Hopefully he can show us that he has potential over the bigger obstacles, off what we feel is a workable mark. WATERLEFE GETAWAY Waterlefe Getaway has a number of bumper entries this month including Uttoxeter, Market Rasen and Stratford. She will most likely wait for the filly’s bumper at Stratford on 21st July, but we will take a view. She has shown ability at home in her work but will definitely benefit from the experience. She is a lovely, good moving type by Getaway and hopefully she can show she has a future as a racehorse. ARCADIAN SPRING Arcadian Spring holds a few entries next week in novice hurdles. He has taken a long time to fill out into his frame, but is now the finished article. He has the experience of 2 bumper runs, and should improve for hurdles as his pedigree would suggest. He has been schooling really well, so we are looking forward to seeing what he can do over hurdles. IN OTHER NEWS SHARES ON SALE NOW 'THE HWR SALTY CRISP FAN CLUB' We have an exciting new opportunity which we have developed during this time of tragedy and uncertainty. It is in the hope that it might give us all something to look forward to and a little light at the end of this tunnel… For those of you who may already know we have recently changed the ownership of our beloved Salto Chisco so that he can remain here at Hill Barn where he knows and loves and can live out the rest of his career. At the tender age of 12 there is still plenty of life in this most valuable, consistent team player and battles for him to fight on the track! This is why we are reaching out to you all, some who may have already shared in the excitements in his racing life to date via The British Racing Club and others who have followed his achievements via these weekly emails and other connections you might have to the team. What we have now put together is a ‘Salty Crisp Fan Club’ for a group of likeminded followers to share in the joy of this much loved horse. For as little as £50 per month this is a great opportunity to be part of HWR as an owner We will run things in our usual way by keeping everyone updated and involved as much as possible and provide regular photo and video updates to keep everyone amused, particularly while restrictions remain in place. And then the hope would be that we could get him back on the track for a summer jumping campaign and into the autumn/winter. Finally and perhaps most importantly, we have no interest in making any kind of profit out of this venture, it is purely something for us all to look forward to. So at this time of crisis we are proposing to donate all profits (after training fees, etc. have been covered) towards the NHS as well as a selection of appropriate equestrian charities. We are all in total admiration for their hard work and dedication during this time and if there is a way we can repay this in our own way then this is it. SHARES ARE ON SALE NOW SO DO GET IN TOUCH IF YOU WOULD LIKE FURTHER DETAILS...