El Viento ran a decent race at Chelmsford but his chance had disappeared within a millisecond as he missed the break and needed to get into a much handier position. I thought it was encouraging how well he stuck to the task afterwards despite having a mountain to climb and he'll remain of interest again at nice prices. Going back to Lingfield, where his last win was achieved, mightn't be the worst of ideas. I doubt he'd

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December 03, 2016
James Boyle
Artful Rogue was ridden with restraint, which I didn't expect, and it backfired somewhat as there was literally no pace in the race and he was keen due to that. He did, however, absolutely fly home in the straight and looked like he could get there to win late on until hanging a bit. Second was what had to be settled for in the end and it definitely feels like a nice bet that got away from us. No massive complaints,

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December 01, 2016
James Boyle
We had two runners in the opening handicap chase at Newbury but In The Rough may as well not have been there as the ground was too quick. He has no problem with those conditions over further but the combination of it and the trip ended any chance he had - he was too slow, plus the O'Neill horses aren't exactly firing either. A run to forget and I'll keep an eye on what they do with him next time out. Warriors Tale was

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November 30, 2016
James Boyle
Double W's was another bad value call on my part, drifting significantly on the machine before the off, but he did move well for quite some time until making a terrible error. It was a funny race in which they went off like a bat out of hell, yet the front-runners didn't come back to the rest and I would still be inclined to give the Jefferson horse another chance. Stepping up in trip mightn't be a bad idea either -

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November 26, 2016
James Boyle
Two Saturday thirds, which is no use to us. Aurillac was not a good bet at the odds this morning, drifting out to 11/2 from 7/2, but ran all right and should do better once he gets some confidence. He seemed sheepish going into a lot of his fences and lacked for the speed required to stay within his comfort zone, one particularly bad error four-out knocking him back. I liked the way he kept galloping after and he'll

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November 25, 2016
James Boyle
Big Water was aptly named given the conditions at Haydock but drifted like an absolute barge, his BSP being over 20 (not a good sign when you've taken 6/1). The market was spot-on and he was one of the worst price-bets I'll put up this season, whilst the performance went likewise. He pulled up after running as if something was amiss. Truly awful and I don't think I'll be looking at him any time soon. There was some money

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November 19, 2016
James Boyle
No joy from either Upswing or As De Mee, but the former ran an excellent race to grab fifth and could have done better were it not for being hampered at the twelfth. I think there's a nice race in him sometime and will definitely keep an eye out. The Nicholls horse never got involved having sat towards the back and that was disappointing as he moved more than well enough to suggest that better was likely. It didn't happen

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November 18, 2016
James Boyle
Pairofbrowneyes added yet another second to the 2016 slate, beaten by the outsider of the whole field who had only one piece of half-decent form in his last eight outings. The selection travelled really well but jumped slower than ideal at a few fences and if it wasn't for that, he'd have won the race. Dropping back in trip proved to be ideal from a raw pace point of view as he clearly enjoyed things but he'll need to

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November 12, 2016
James Boyle

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