McPherson Racing


25 February

February 25, 2018 Category :News

We went to Southwell thinking CRANBROOK CAUSEWAY would get his ground and that it might be too quick for HOLLYWOOD ALL STAR. How wrong can I be ?! Far too soft for CC, and Hollywood All Star just never went a yard – I think with hindsight I went back too quickly after his Fakenham effort last week.


24 February

February 24, 2018 Category :News

Poor old KAYF BLANCO – the bridesmaid again today at Kempton, beaten a neck in the handicap chase. I thought jumping the last he’d get there, but the winner just held on to the line. That’s now 10 places since his last win – what has he got to do to get his nose in front ?!

MY CHARITY was far too keen early on to give him a chance at the end of the race. I wonder if we might drop him back in trip next time out to give him the chance to settle better.

22 February

February 22, 2018 Category :News

A good day at Huntingdon, with RED ADMIRABLE resuming winning ways and TOUCH OF VELVETT showing real improvement on her second start over hurdles.

I had thought that RED should win again this season after he won at Taunton first time out this season, but he had to work extremely hard for it ! He hit the front at the top of the home straight, and kept pulling out more and more to hold off the pre-race favourite by a nose at the line. He’s had a hard race, and so don’t expect to see him out again for a few weeks, but he’s still got his will to win, even if his aging body isn’t quite the horse he was a few years ago !!

Delighted with TOUCH OF VELVETT too. She got a little outpaced down the back, but then stayed on really well in the home straight. She’s still learning her trace, but she has ability and the penny is really dropping with her. She’s a nice mare who will win races.