McPherson Racing


13 September

September 13, 2017 Category :News

Although I was a bit disappointed with BENEFICIAL JOE’s finishing position a Uttoxeter today – mid-division – it was return to better form after a disappointing run at Stratford last time out on ground that had gone a bit too soft for him. He travelled and jumped well, but a mistake 2 out cost him momentum and he couldn’t get back on terms with the placed horses.

One big positive though – today was Kielan’s first ride back after his horrendous fall in April. He’s worked really hard through the summer to recover and get his fitness back to the level it was before his injury, and I hope he’s rewarded with a career-best season ahead.

9 September

September 9, 2017 Category :News

SHADY GLEN continued his remarkable record at Stratford today of being placed over fences – since falling in September 2015 he has won or been placed in every one of the chases in which he has run. Today was 4th in the feature handicap chase – the George Pragnell Gold Cup – and once again I’m left with the feeling that he could have won it, or at least gone close, if only he’d put in a bit more effort at the business end of the race ! Its not that he’s a weak finisher – he’s just lazy, doing enough but no more. I love him and he frustrates me in equal measure.

2 September

September 2, 2017 Category :News

For the 2nd time in 2 runs LONDONIA lost a shoe today, and it was a disappointing run as a result. I expected him to run well, but he just never picked up despite settling well and having every opportunity to get into the race. I think we might look to give him a little break, freshen him up and then come back for more later in the season.