CASA TALL (FR) produced a career best effort at Newton Abbot last weekend in the eventful 2m Handicap Chase. He travelled smoothly under Johnny after surviving an early scare caused by a faller and went on to score quite readily. The handicapper only raised him two pounds so there’s every chance he could follow up for owners Tony Outhart, Judith Moran, Sharon Nelson, Dermot O’Donohoe & David

CHAMPAGNE CITY (IRE) continued the good form at Worcester the following day when notching up his tenth win of his career under
Ciaran Gethings in the 2m Handicap Hurdle. He crept his way into contention and took the lead turning for home, before jumping the last
with his ears pricked to win with plenty in hand. Hopefully he can continue his rejuvenated spell for his owner/breeder Roger

John and Heidi retired recently in favour of a relaxed life in Devon! They were both with us at Down Farm for 6 years and will be missed. Darren O’Dwyer has settled into the new position very quickly and has done a great job breaking in the store horses. We have also employed a farm manager; Tom Joyce has relocated to the area from Kent with his girlfriend Kate and will be dealing with the gallops, general maintenance and our growing herd of Dexters, sheep and even a few pigs!