McPherson Racing


18 November

November 18, 2017 Category :News

I’m keeping a promise I made at Wetherby today – to update the website this morning if AMI DESBOIS won !

We’ve got a good record at Wetherby – its one of my favourite tracks – and despite today’s 2 mile trip being on the short side for him, it was a good place to start AMI’s chasing career, with lovely ground, nice fences and a competitive, but not overly-competitive, field.  He travelled superbly, jumped like an old handicapper, showed a good turn of foot in the home straight and dug deep in the last 1/2 mile to win nicely. The outing was very much about giving him a good experience over his fences first time out, and to win was a very nice bonus. He’ll step up in trip next time out, and I very much hope that he can progress through the novice chasing ranks and give us all some good days out this year.

From Wetherby it was a quick drive down to Uttoxeter for the bumper, where DAYDREAM AULMES was having his second start for us. It was another warm bumper, but he showed himself to be a classy horse for the future, passing all but the eventual winner in the home straight to finish second. He had a very good horse in front of him, and some very nice horses behind him, and he’s one that I’m excited about.

16 November

November 16, 2017 Category :News

Winners are always emotional, but when the winner is the oldest horse in the yard, it brings a lump to your throat.

RED ADMIRABLE had struggled last year with his wind, but we sorted that out over the summer and its given him a new lease of life. Now 11, he showed he was in good heart on his seasonal return at Uttoxeter when he finished second over an inadequate 2 miles, and going one better today to win was just what the doctor ordered. That’s his 5th win from 30 starts for us, and probably the sweetest yet ! So long as the handicapper doesn’t do anything silly, there’s a good chance he could win again despite the advancing years.

15 November

November 15, 2017 Category :News

Much better today at Bangor from FOLLOW THE SWALLOW, who had been so disappointing at Worcester on his seasonal. He had a tongue tie and a visor on today, and I think the former helped his wind a little while the latter made him concentrate. On today’s evidence there’s a race to be won with him, particularly over a bit further.