03 January 2020


On 3rd January we went to Hereford with Seymour Sox & Butler's Brief for the Conditional Jockeys' Novices' Handicap Hurdle over 2m3f which was split into two divisions. 

Butler's Brief was in Div 1 under Brian Carver and he led from 2 out but couldnt quite get there! This was the first time he had come under real pressure so we are delighted with his effort.

Seymour Sox won Div 2 of this race also under Brian Carver. He led from 2 out and kept on gamely. He was 2nd at Uttoxeter on 20th December so he is proving to be a great fun horse already. 

Race Analysis

Butler's Brief was heavily backed in his first handicap and ran well for a long way but had no answer when his main market rival made his decisive move. However, this was still a creditable effort behind a major improver and he showed determination to win the battle for second. 

SEYMOUR SOX didn't look particularly well treated on his handicap debut at Uttoxeter but ran really well to finish second under a big weight. He was 3lb higher here but was always in the firing line and found plenty to record his breakthrough win at the seventh attempt. This imposing 6yo looks a very willing type and has plenty of scope for further progress in handicaps


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