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Trainer Update: 8th February 2024

Updated: Apr 12

Olly Murphy's yard maintains a solid 27% strike rate, adding 4 more winners this week. With Gardener, Hara Kiri, Sure Touch, and Schmilsson leading the charge, the tally for the season climbs to an impressive 69 wins. Noel Williams has had a quieter week, with Cotoneaster and Time To Smile set to run at Doncaster and Kempton respectively. Dan & Claire Kubler saw Rothay Park place 3rd at Lingfield, with Hilltop making her debut today. Rebecca Menzies enjoyed success with Curly Finger at Musselburgh, and the team has runners lined up at Doncaster and Newcastle.



5th February: Gardener @ Carlisle

6th February: Hara Kiri @ Market Rasen

6th February: Sure Touch @ Taunton

7th February: Schmilsson @ Sedgefield

Placed Runners:

6th February: Sao Carlos 4th @ Market Rasen

6th February: Sporty Jim 2nd @ Market Rasen

Olly’s yard remains in solid form, running at a 27% strike rate with 4 more winners this week to add to his tally including Gardener at Carlisle on Monday, an across-the-card double at Market Rasen (Hara Kiri) and Taunton (Sure Touch) on Tuesday and then Schmilson at Sedgefield yesterday. This brings up his impressive win tally to 69 so far for the season -not far to go to reach the 100 marker. He has a bunch of runners at Sedgefield, Doncaster and Huntingdon today, Macaunudo looks likely to line up at Chelmsford tomorrow evening and then has another host of runners out on Saturday including the likes of Chasing Fire, Rambo T and Gunsight Ridge.

Pictured: Winner, Gardener


Noel has had a fairly quiet week so far with no runners to report on as yet. Cotoneaster has been declared in the Maiden hurdle at Doncaster today, this will be her 3rdrun over hurdles before getting a mark. And then tomorrow he looks to run Time To Smile at Kempton in the Novices’ Hurdle over 2m5f. This will be his first start for Noel having recently joined his yard and hopefully, he can show some promise for this new stable.

Pictured: Recent winner for Noel, Royale Dancer



None so far this week

Placed Runners:

5th February: Rothay Park 3rd @ Lingfield

Dan & Claire have had just the one runner so far this week –Rothay Park who finished a close 3rdbeaten just 3/4 length in total, in a Handicap over 7f at Lingfield on Monday. This is clearly a track he likes a lot with his best form around here, he didn’t have a great draw but ran really well and clearly suited the step up in trip. Today they run Hilltop at Lingfield who will be making her debut in the Fillies’ Novice Stakes at 1.50. Then over the weekend both Wild Saffrom and Rothay Park hold entries.

Pictured: Dan & Claire Kubler



None so far this week

Placed Runners:5th February: Libby 3rd @ Carlisle

Rebecca and her team had a lovely winner on Sunday at Musselburgh with Curley Finger who picked up one of the feature races on ITV Racing the Pertemps Network Group Handicap Hurdleunder a brilliant front running ride from Nathan Moscrop. Team Menzies has 3 runners lining up today 2 at Doncaster (Paris Cercy & Tom Cody) and one at Newcastle (Angel Amadea), with plenty more due to head out on Saturday.

Pictured: Winner, Curly Finger

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