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Tardree lands the odds at Southwell


Making all the running under Adam Wedge, Tardree won his first race over Hurdles as an Odds On shot should, very comfortably.

TARDREE, not beaten far into second on his last two starts, was handed a simple task when the overnight odds-on market leader was taken out during the morning, and the 8yo got it done in the style the market suggested he would, securing a first win as a hurdler.


Licklighter wins at Market Rasen


Reverting to Hurdles, Licklighter who is a useful Chaser, made all the running under Adam Wedge to win very comfortably.

LICKLIGHTER had a sound chance on his chase form, but his latest hurdles effort was disappointing. He was back to form here, and having dictated the gallop in modestly-run affair won without being asked a serious question. In this sort of form he can follow up with a penalty.

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The Vollan wins at Southwell

The Vollan travelled well under Adam Wedge to record his first win over bigger obstacles at the sixth time of asking.

THE VOLLAN, a three-time hurdle winner who had yet to win over fences in five previous attempts, was always travelling well within himself, with the visor refitted, and won despite a scare at the second-last. He'll remain well treated once reassessed

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Clear The Runway wins again

Given a fine , positive, front running ride from Adam Wedge, Clear The Runway won the 6th of his last 8 races. This time over fences off a career high handicap mark .

CLEAR THE RUNWAY, the winner of novice hurdles on his last two starts, had previously been progressive over fences. Reverting to chasing off a career-high mark, he travelled like the best horse, but he started to waver on the run-in and had little, if anything, in hand at the line. He has won six of his last eight races, which reflects tremendous credit on his trainer.


Clear The Runway in Top Form

Clear The Runway , at odds of 2/13 made light work of winning his second race of the season, again over hurdles. A fine, controlled front running ride from Adam Wedge.

CLEAR THE RUNWAY had much the best form on offer and easily added to his recent Southwell win, making all and readily drawing clear approaching the second-last. This told us little new but he'll likely continue to go well.


Clear The Runway wins over Hurdles

Having won 3 chases already this year and gone up 30 lbs, Clear The Runway was switched back to hurdles and landed a comfortable, all the way success under Adam Wedge.

CLEAR THE RUNWAY had thrived over fences since landing a gamble at Musselburgh in February, adding two further wins at this track and rising a collective total of over 30lb in the weights. Therefore, this looked the perfect opportunity to break the duck over hurdles, and so it proved making every single yard of the running.

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Percussion impressive over 3 miles

Stepping up to 3 miles, Percussion was given a patient ride by Adam Wedge. he cruised into contention down the back and won comfortably.

PERCUSSION was an emphatic winner over 2m4f here last time (in a first-time tongue-tie and cheekpieces combination) and he repeated the dose off a 9lb higher mark, and over an extra four furlongs. He was patiently handled by his rider, but could be called the winner as soon as he loomed into contention leaving the back straight. He'll be hit hard by the assessor after this easy win.


Seemingly So wins at Market Rasen

The fitting of a tongue tie and drop in class helped Seemingly So regain winning form under a confident ride from Adam Wedge.

SEEMINGLY SO had been nowhere near the level he achieved when winning at Musselburgh in two subsequent starts, but took well to the fitting of a tongue-tie, to go with the cheekpieces, and bounced back to form dropping to a Class 5 event. His profile shows it's highly unlikely he'll back this up, unless the tongue-tie continues to have a positive effect.

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Treble at Southwell

CLEAR THE RUNWAY took a grip but jumped with aplomb and won eased down having cruised clear in the straight, adding a second C&D success to his CV. He's taken well to fences with form figures now reading 12121 and he certainly looks capable of adding to that, especially if kept on the go.

PERCUSSION put up a career-best. With a tongue-tie and first-time cheekpieces, he travelled strongly and sauntered clear to score by a wide margin. The drop back to 2m4f clearly suited him and he may improve a little more.

FIRE AWAY hadn't shown his best on two starts over fences this spring after a break (up against it last time, when sporting first-time visor) but set the standard now back over hurdles and returned to novice company. A couple of untidy jumps in the straight didn't aid his cause but he kept finding enough to hold off the second. His lower hurdle mark could prove tempting before going back over fences.