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Trainer Update: 14th March 2024

Olly Murphy's team continued their winning streak with Lord of Kerak triumphing at Leicester and Go Dante securing victory at Sandown. Despite several placings, they maintain a solid form, nearing the 100-win mark for the season. Little Miss Dante represents the team at Cheltenham, adding to the excitement.


Noel Williams had a quieter week after Haston Clermont's success, with Maximum Effort set for his handicap debut at Ffos Las. Dan & Claire Kubler celebrated victories with Siempre Arturo and Bravo Zulu, showcasing their team's talent.


Rebecca Menzies had another fruitful week with William of York winning at Carlisle and multiple placings across different races. Camilla Poulton had limited activity but looks forward to Neptune House's racecourse debut. Meanwhile, Edward Smyth-Osbourne prepares for his first runner, Noodle Mission, at Chelmsford, marking an exciting start to his training career.


OLLY MURPHY


Winners: 

8th March: Lord of Kerak @Leicester

9th March: Go Dante @ Sandown 

 

Placed Runners: 

7th March: Sporty Jim 3rd @ Wincanton

8th March: Clonakilty 2nd @ Leicester

9th March: No Risk des Flos 4th @ Sandown

11th March: Schmilsson 3rd @ Stratford

13th March: Jackpot D’Ainay 2nd @ Huntingdon


Another week has gone by and Olly and his team have managed to pick up a consecutive big Saturday pot – from Thunder Rock’s decisive victory in the Premier Chase at Kelso on 2nd March, it was Go Dante’s turn to take home the big prize this Saturday as he scooped up the valuable Imperial Cup at Sandown.  A fantastic performance from the team to nurse this horse back to health having broken a pelvis and damaged a lung earlier in his career, he had his day in the sun on Saturday, which is fantastic to see.  The yard remains in solid form with plenty of others finishing placed and the 100 mark is very much looming as they hit 80 winners for the season.  Little Miss Dante will fly the flag for the team on the big stag in the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham this afternoon and they have another big weekend in store with plenty of live chances to look forward to.


Pictured: Go Dante




NOEL WILLIAMS


Having had a fantastic week last week with Haston Clermont picking up his 3rd victory in 4 starts for Noel and his team up at Catterick last Wednesday, they have had no runners to report on since.  Looking ahead Maximum Effort (for Crowd Racing) looks set to take his chance at Ffos Las tomorrow.  This will be his handicap debut off an opening mark of 107.  As Noel says in his video update earlier in the week it has some astonishing entries in there for the grade so maybe we won't run, but we have entered with the intention of taking our chance. James Davies has been booked to ride.



DAN & CLAIRE KUBLER


Winners

9th March: Siempre Arturo (FOR CROWD RACING) @ Wolverhampton

10th March: Bravo Zulu @ Southwell


Placed Runners:

9th March: Arctic Dawn 2nd @ Wolverhampton

10th March: Andaleep 3rd @ Southwell


It’s been a good week for the Kubler team with 4 more runners each of which have placed and 2 have won!  The first of course was our very own Siempre Arturo who scored for the 2nd time on just his 4th career start on Saturday.  He was making his handicap debut, and was given an intelligent ride by Jack Mitchell.  A horse that should keep progressing as he matures mentally and develop into a promising horse.  Their other winner on the board this week was Bravo Zulu who won his novice taking his record to 2 wins from 3 starts when scoring at Southwell on Sunday.


Pictured: Siempre Arturo & Bravo Zulu





REBECCA MENZIES


Winners

7th March: William of York @ Carlisle 


Placed Runners:

7th March: You Some Girl 2nd @ Carlisle

8th March: High Moon 2nd @ Ayr

10th March: Ritson 3rd @ Kelso

10th March: Harper Valley 3rd @ Kelso

12th March: Odds Socks Havana 4th @ Newcastle

12th March: Golden Rainbow 2nd @ Newcastle


Rebecca has had another solid week with plenty more finishing in the placing’s and another winner to boot.  Their winner came in the form of William of York up at Carlisle last Thursday.  This was his second win on the bounce and his 5th in 13 career starts. Team Menzies are really on a role and are continuing to prove they are well able to produce the results over both codes.


Pictured: William of York


















CAMILLA POULTON


Camilla has had a fairly quiet week on the track with just the 1 runner to report – Brazen Diamond at Lingfield last Thursday (7thMarch).  Over the coming days she is set to run Neptune House who is entered in the bumper at Kempton on Saturday.  Reporting with a photo on her social media this week with a fabulous picture of the horse saying, “Fabulous Roy (Neptune House) looking a real picture this week approaching his racecourse debut. A real classic looking chaser. He is still a big backward baby but is showing really promising signs at home and has a fantastic attitude to his job.  He is entered for Saturday in a 4yo bumper at Kempton but unlikely to run unless the rain holds off from now.  He is by the impressive and up & coming Elusive Pimpernel out of an extremely tough Normadic Way mare who won 20 races from 36 starts! Including 3 of them at Cheltenham. What a career she had.”


EDWARD SMYTH-OSBOURNE


The newest trainer to add to Crowd Racing’s list – Ed Smyth-Osbourne is set to have his first ever runner this afternoon – Noodle Mission, who will be carrying The Crowd silks at Chelmsford later today.  Ed enters the training ranks with a diverse background including time spent at The National Stud in Newmarket, managing a barn for Chris Waller in Australia and assisting Henry Candy.  He is based at Frenchman’s House stables in Upper Lambourn, formerly occupied by Harry Derham and owned by leading flat jockey Oisin Murphy.  Ed and his small team are focused on a personalized experience, ensuring that each horse thrives and excels on the track.  

 

Noodle Mission changed hands in October having been formerly trained by Michael Bell, winning twice on his 11 starts since being sourced originally at the Breeze-Ups sales back in October 2021.  Ed’s head girl Kayleigh Stephens will take the ride in this amateur contest over 7 furlongs.  Hopefully he can start his training career off with a strong performance with our exciting new recruit.


Pictured: Edward & Noodle Mission



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