Dan Troop is a really nice horse and he notched up his fourth win of the season at Chester. He tracked the leaders under apprentice jockey Connor Murtagh. He took up the lead approaching the final furlong and probably got a little lonely out in front. The fast finishing King’s Pavilion reduced his lead but he stayed on to win by half-a-length.

Heatongrad had to overcome a difficult to draw but he showed a great attitude to win at Musselburgh. He bounced out of the stalls and was always prominent under Tony Hamilton. He had the lead two furlongs from home and held on gamely to win by a neck.


It’s been a good week for owner Kevin Hart with Jedi Master notching up two wins in two days. The first came at Thirsk under Paul Hanagan. They tracked the leaders and had every chance heading into the final furlong. He edged right and stayed on strongly to win by a length-and-a-half.

After such a good performance we decided to let him take his chance at Wetherby the following day. He had taken the race really well and it turned out to be the right decision. This time Adam McNamara was in the saddle but they ran a very similar race. They had the lead heading into the final furlong and ran on well to win by a length-and-a-quarter.

It’s been a good week for two-year-olds with another winner this time at Leicester. Shazzab won for owner Darren Barton. He tracked the leaders under Joe Doyle and started to make an impression two furlongs from home. He ran on to take the lead inside the final furlong and stayed on to win by half-a-length.

There was a great finish at Wetherby with two of our runners battling to the line and having to be separated by a photo. Dan Troop was held up behind the leaders by jockey Paul Hanagan. He chased the leaders over the final furlong that included Right Action. The pair battled to the line but Dan Troop got up to win by a nose.


Dan Troop got his three-year-old career off to a great start with a win at Musselburgh. He was held up towards the rear by jockey David Nolan and only started to make headway approaching the final furlong. He ran on to take up the lead and stayed on well to win by a length-and-three-quarters.

Judge Earle then went on to win the bumper at Sedgefield. He made all under jockey Craig Nichol. They were challenged by the favourite approaching the line but he held on to win by a head for owner David Armstrong.