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A Scottish DOUBLE! – 29th April 2016

The journey to Musselburgh was not an easy one.  High winds, rain, sleet and snow made for challenging driving conditions but our efforts paid off with a quick fire double!

Ellaal has shown a liking for Musselburgh and bounced back from a disappointing run at Wolverhampton to win from a bad draw under Paul Mulrennen.  They sat with the leader until taking it up at about half way and kicking clear up the home straight.

Ellaal Musselburgh April 2016“The rain continued and the ground was changed to soft all over following this race.  ELLAAL won from 8lb lower than when successful over C&D in August 2014. He couldn’t dominate as he had then, but was forwardly placed and found enough in a race where few really picked up.”

Racing Post, April 2016

“It was tough for Ellaal last season after he did so well the previous year. The handicapper has given him a bit of a chance and we have more options now as it’s clear he likes a bit of dig in the ground.”

Ruth Carr, April 2016

Frosty The Snowman was also bouncing back after a disappointing run on the all weather.  He isn’t the easiest as he showed by bucking and kicking all the way out of the parade ring and onto the racetrack but Jimmy got a great tune out of him in the race and although first off the bridle he came through to win with his ears pricked in true Frosty style!

Frosty Musselburgh April 2016“A moderate staying handicap.  FROSTY THE SNOWMAN took a while to win a race, but he finally came good at Southwell in March and, after a disappointing run at that same venue last time, he stayed on well to double his tally. He’ll remain at the right end of the handicap when reassessed.”

Racing Post, April 2016

“We are still not sure what happened last time out. Frosty The Snowman is a character and as a 3yo we thought he might be quite good. He did have a little problem at the end of that season and it could be that he’s just getting over it.”

Ruth Carr, April 2016

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