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The second new face in the yard came from David Barron's yard in Yorkshire. Guising was promising in the early part of his career before losing his way a little and his ex-trainer said a change of scenery would perk him right up. He was bought by Carol Bushnell with the aim of her riding him in the Newmarket Town Plate next August. He'll run before then though and can hopefully win a few other races.
|Carol gets a feel of her new purchase Guising!|
The final arrival is pretty hard to miss as he is a big grey called Tight Lipped. Like Guising, his former trainer said a change of scenery should get him back to form and he is now well handicapped. He will be running in the colours of Dick Creese and can hopefully provide him with many great days ahead.
|Tight Lipped (Ross)|
We haven't had too many runners over the last month or so but the ones who returned to the track this week did really well and hopefully it's a sign that a winner or two is just around the corner.
Meddling came back from her summer holiday with a fine third at Lingfield. She hit the front turning for home before just getting collared late on. We have found the key to her now and she should be in for a successful winter season.
We weren't expecting much from Handheld at Newmarket on Friday as he was very high in the handicap but, despite his high weight and the firm ground, he ran a mighty race, just losing out by a head to come in second place. He is such a fun horse for the Newmarket Equine Tours racing club and may have one more run before enjoying a well-earned holiday.
|Handheld (red) just loses out at Newmarket|
Avidly has run her best races on the all-weather and never got a run through last time. George Baker seems to get the best out of her and, if she gets lucky with her hold-up style, I expect her to be in the money at Kempton on Tuesday.
Don't has undergone a wind operation to help her breathing and Tuesday will be the acid test to see if it has worked. She seems to be galloping a lot better at home now but you just can't tell if, when under maximum pressure, her breathing will be good enough. She has lots of ability and is more than capable of winning a race like this.
|Avidly (Tess) & Don't (Shelley)|
Also entered that day is Sadiigah. She ran with promise on her return from injury but then disappointed last time. Soft ground on the turf should suit her so a return to form could be possible.
|The Ducking Stool (Ross)|
|Be safe, be seen: Royston|