Mark Howard Publications Ltd

Kimberlite provides Lacey with his biggest success

11-January-2020 15:55
in General
by Admin

Kimberlite Candy (9/2) provided Herefordshire trainer Tom Lacey with his biggest success to date when winning the Warwick Classic Chase by ten lengths. The eight year old had produced a career best on his reappearance when finishing second in the Becher Chase at Aintree last month. Raised three pounds since, he sat in behind long time leader Captain Chaos for much of the contest and took over at the last. Richie McLernon's mount strolled clear on the run-in and his victory almost certainly ensures his place in the Grand National in early April. Best fresh, one would expect him straight to Aintree without another run. It is a tremendous result for Lacey, who has made a big impression amongst the training ranks in the last few years. 

Mossy Fen (7/2) is one of Declan Phelan's Irish Pointers in One Jump Ahead and he claimed his third win of the season when showing a terrific attitude to win the Grade 2 Leamington Novices' Hurdle at the Midlands track. Having looked a non stayer over three miles at Cheltenham last time, Nigel Twiston-Davies' gelding was dropping back in trip here but looked in trouble turning for home. However, the Milan gelding responded well to Sam Twiston-Davies' urgings and he stayed on dourly to wear down Irish raider Decor Irlandais to win by three parts of a length. The five year old will make a smashing novice chaser next season given his size and scope. 

The Kim Bailey trained Two For Gold (3/1) made it three out of three over fences when producing a gutsy display in the Grade 2 novices' chase. The Gold Well gelding had won at Carlisle and Kelso earlier in the campaign and is a thorough stayer. Having been headed after the second last, he rallied well to score by half a length. The runner-up Hold The Note (10/1), who is featured in the Handicap Snips section of OJA, looked all over the winner at the second last but his stamina gave way on the run-in. Offically rated 133, Mick Channon's charge will be in a lofty rise after this, despite his defeat, which may ensure he gets a run in the Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase at the Festival. He travelled like the best horse in the race and it is only a matter of time before he breaks his duck over fences. 

Never Adapt was featured in the Top 40 Prospects last season and having run a remarkable race to finish third at Cheltenham on her British debut, she missed the rest of the campaign. Absent for 391 days, she filled the same position on her handicap debut at the same track last month. Nicky Henderson's filly was well supported in a similar contest at Kempton and she won with something in hand, despite racing keenly late on. The daughter of Anabaa Blue was scoring off a mark of 130 and, given the fact she has only raced four times over hurdles, she remains open to significant improvement, especially when learning to settle. She holds an entry in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury (8th February) next month and it would be no surprise to see her head there next. The County Hurdle at the Festival is also a possibility later on. 


  • “Thank you for a very successful and profitable email service. My personal highlight was the win of Aloomomo whose romp round Uttoxeter was a joy. Keep up the good work with all your services, the books and updates, they are simply the best by a very long way.”


  • “Just want to say thanks for running the service again this year, I have ended up with a nice £756 profit from it so I'm obviously very happy with that so thanks a lot!”


  • “Thanks for your email Mark would just like to say your selections and insight has been awesome. Keep up the good work sir your service is the best.”


  • “Thank you for an excellent tipping service throughout the three months. It has been a pleasure and profitable to be a member of your service. Your indepth knowledge and analysis of the race has been excellent. I honestly rate your service as one of the best and most profitable.”


  • “Thanks very much for the fantastic service you have supplied, I have been involved with racing tipsters for over 30 years and never had as good a strike rate as yourself, out of this world.”


  • “The email service as usual has been brilliant and this season's OJA seems to continue to unearth amazing insight if you have the time to trust and follow it in detail over a period. Thanks as always for your outstanding value for money publications.”


  • “Superb information again Mark, I managed to get some 11/4, will certainly pay for Xmas. Different class.”


  • “Awesome result the magicman strikes again. Won with plenty in hand and not a moments worry great write up spot on again and results speak for themselves best service I've tried, keep up the fantastic work sir. Very happy customer!”


Contact Us

Mark Howard Publications Ltd.
69 Fairgarth Drive
Kirkby Lonsdale

015242 71826

015242 79010