A little more action in February in terms of runners with Espoir, Dalaman and The Wallace Line all seeing racecourse action.
Espoir headed down to Chelmsford and although only beaten 3 lengths and forced wide in the straight we were hopeful that she would have troubled the judge, however she had plenty of racecourse action since making her debut in November.
February also seen the return of the highly thought of Dalaman from the Tim Vaughan stable who had very progressive bumper form last season. However it is no secret that Tim Vaughan’s yard has been struggling for form since the end of October and although Dalaman put in an improved effort from his hurdles debut by finishing fifth of eleven it was still far below what we know he is capable of.
The Wallace Line also from the Tim Vaughan stable made his first start since October which was on the a/w and he ran a solid enough race finishing fourth, travelling and jumping well for most of the race he became a bit outpaced from the second last. We knew 2m 3f would be on the sharp side for him but it was a case on either running or waiting another month for the ideal race but in general we were pleased his first run over hurdles for almost a year.
I am pleased to report that the Diamond Racing information service continued to do very well in February, we gave 18 horses which returned 6 placed advises that we gave each way and 5 winners priced at 13/2, 7/4, 5/4, 7/1 & 8/1 it was another strong month in terms of results and we have some interesting ante post positions for Cheltenham and The Grand National.
February also seen Doctor Kehoe and Perardua return to full training and we expect to see both back on the track during April.