Meehan seeks big run from Conniption.
Richard Fahey, trainer of Coin From Heaven "It's a big step up, but she's fine." Brian Meehan, trainer of Conniption "She's in very good form and we're looking for a very good run."
Alan Jarvis, trainer of Jeanie Johnston "We have been looking for a lot softer ground for her but there has not been a lot of that. She ran well last time and we thought she wanted a bit further. She did not get the best of runs that day and was a bit hampered." David Myerscough, trainer of Manx Miss "This is a big step up but we're running out of chances to try to get some black type. The form of her Dundalk maiden win worked out well. She'll have to improve again but she's a very nice filly."
Ralph Beckett, trainer of Puff See Horse in Focus Hughie Morrison, trainer of Queen's Grace "We gave her a bit of a break after her last run and she will be having a break after today. I was a bit worried about the soft ground on her last run but she seems to handle most ground. She seems pretty versatile and is well."
John Holt, trainer of Skylla "She was a little bit disappointing at Ayr but she's had a nice break. We've freshened her up and we're hopeful. We have had great fun with her and this will be her last run of the season. She's in good form."
2.40 Wetherby Bet365.com Handicap Chase (Listed) 2m41/2f Live on RUK Card page 35 Key stat The last six winners all carried at least 10st 12lb. Knight Legend, Enlightenment and Bible Lord qualify What they say Philip Hobbs, trainer of Knight Legend "I've only had him a couple of months and he's a grand old horse. His owner, Mr St Quinton, had the horse with Jessica Harrington and we thought there would be more opportunities over here, as he doesn't like the ground too soft."
Evan Williams, trainer of Enlightenment "He's been running really well and tries very hard. The fast ground is okay but we're stepping him back up in trip and I think it might just stretch his stamina." Andy Turnell, trainer of Bible Lord "He takes a bit of getting fit and might just need the race."
Jonjo O'Neill, trainer of Nelson's Spice "He did well to win the other day at Cheltenham and he likes quick ground."
Ian Hamilton, owner of Silver Sedge "I hope he goes well, although two and a half miles might just be on the short side for him as he gets older."
John Quinn, trainer of Evelith Echo "He likes the ground and the track and is in decent form." Howard Johnson, trainer of Professor Higgins "He's a sound horse and has won his last three races on this kind of ground."
Gordon Elliott, trainer of Bauhaus "He'll love the ground and the trip, so hopefully he'll put up a good show."
3.15 Wetherby Weatherbys Bank Wensleydale Juvenile Novices' Hurdle (Listed) 2m1/2f Live on RUK Card page 35 Key stat Lucy Horner is 2-4 when riding for Chirs Grant at Wetherby. They team up with Ravati TRUMPSTOO, a rare disappointment in another magnificent Flat campaign for Richard Fahey, might just be the type to redeem himself over hurdles.
He looked above average when slamming his rivals over course and distance a fortnight ago and could f o l l o w u p t h e s u c c e s s o f Resounding Glory for his stable and jockey 12 months ago.
The race itself hasn't yielded any stars in recent years, although 2007 winner Degas Art subsequently led the Triumph Hurdle field to the second-last before fading to finish 12th. He later came third in Grade 1 company at Aintree.
What they say Donald McCain, trainer of Marsool "He's in grand order and has won his last two for us. I was a bit disappointed that he only just scrambled home at Huntingdon, but the track didn't suit him. He likes forcing the pace and is game, tough and jumps well."
Sheena West, trainer of Mohanad "He improved two stone from his first run to winning so well at Kempton. He looks the one to beat."
Chris Grant, trainer of Ravati "He won well here last time and this is his time of year for getting the ground the way he likes it." Richard Fahey, trainer of Trumpstoo "Even after we gelded him he was hugely disappointing on the Flat for a big horse with so much ability. But he's been absolute dynamite over hurdles from day one and we were delighted with him when he won here the other day. He is maturing mentally more than anything."
Brendan Powell, trainer of Fongoli "I left the visor off for the first time over jumps at Chepstow and she never did a tap and just became lazy. She will love the trip and the ground, and she stays all day." Jeff Pearce, trainer of Nicky Nutjob "This looks a hot race with plenty of winners in it and some of our form is working out well. He's genuine and stays well."
Tom Tate, trainer of Regal Lyric "He is a tough, staying horse on the Flat. He has schooled well. Fast ground will suit him best." Neil King, trainer of Zepnove "She only cost 1,500gns and has been an absolute star. She is thriving and loving hurdling, and appears to have come on again so we thought, 'Why not go for a Listed race?'. We have beaten Mohanad before but it's a big blow that Alex [Merriam] can't claim his 5lb."
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|Publication:||The Racing Post (London, England)|
|Date:||Oct 30, 2009|
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