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Something in the air around Stow....

21-June-2021 17:49
in General
by Peter McNeile

When a stable's in form, it's in form. Fast on the success of Martin Keighley and David Jeffreys yesterday at Worcester, the same pair have won again, this time at Southwell and Newton Abbot .

And neighbour Graeme McPherson has got in on the act too. There's definitely something in the air around Stow-on-the-Wold presently. 

Let's be honest now; heart beats aren't racing at dangerous levels after a winner at Southwell, but when the season ends and the tally is counted, no-one will remember what the race was, just the fact that it ended with a one against the horse's name. And for this purpose, the Pinnacle Peak, in the same colours as Champion Court 10 years ago, made good by 4 1/4l in division II of the Join Southwell Golf Club Handicap Hurdle. 

The Keighley team are understandably feeling cockahoop after produced Dreamsundermyfeet to win the Conditionals Handicap Hurdle an hour later so everyone could travel home happy. 

For Jeffreys, with rather less winners under his belt than the seasoned Keighley, frequent winners are altogether more of a novelty. You wouldn't have thought so from the throroughly competent 6 1/2l victory in Newton Aboot's opener, the Tidy Talk Marketing Handicap Hurdle over 2m. For his second win this year, there appears to be further improvement to be had. 

Not to be outdone, Kielan Woods brought The Distant Lady to win the staying handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot by 5 1/2l, keeping the Bledington trainer in train tickets to Grays Inn for a while longer. 

Now that's not what you call a quiet Monday.


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