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Henry Brooke: Getaway Glory Can Back It Up At Bangor

As I mentioned in my last blog, May has been a really good month for me, as I’ve already ridden seven winners. This week, on the other hand, has been a little quiet, but I am off to Bangor-On-Dee for their twilight meeting on Saturday.

I have a total of four rides on the card, all for Ollie and Josh, so it would be nice to give them a winner and keep up their great start to the season.

My Saturday rides at Bangor-On-Dee

3.55 – Crystal Glance (Oliver Greenall and Josh Guerriero)

She ran really well on her racecourse debut to finish third at Hereford last month, when Toby Wynne rode her. In this race, she’ll be getting the mares’ allowance as she is taking on the boys, which should help. I am hopeful she will take another step forward here.

4.30 – Getaway Glory (Oliver Greeenall and Josh Guerriero)

I was impressed with him when we teamed up together to win at Huntingdon. He made a couple of mistakes that day, which slotted him back through the field in a strongly run race, so he did well to overcome that. You can definitely mark up that performance. The handicapper has raised him 6lb for that success, but with the cheekpieces retained, I can see him going really well here.

5.40 – El Borracho (Oliver Greenall and Josh Guerriero)  

He’s one of my favourite horses in the yard, and he never runs a bad race. Even though he’s a little horse, he does jump a fence well. He has had a recent spin on the all-weather at Southwell, so he comes here fit and ready to go. This trip is over 2m, so we will try and ride him handy as he tries the first-time cheekpieces. I’m looking forward to getting back on him.

6.50 – Pollyonesock (Oliver Greenall and Josh Guerriero)

She’s been a little disappointing at the track, despite schooling well at home. She unseated Toby Wynne early doors at Southwell over fences on her penultimate start, which might have knocked her confidence a bit. Last time out, I rode over hurdles at Warwick, where I had to pull her up as her jumping was just a bit slow and she wasn’t really enjoying it. I

I’m hoping that by getting over hurdles and giving her a few more runs, she’ll get her confidence back, and maybe we might be able to win a race with her in the summer.

Whatever you’re doing this weekend I hope you have a good one and I’ll be checking in again with you next week.

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As I mentioned in my last blog, May has been a really good month for me, as I’ve already ridden seven winners. This week, on the other hand, has been a little quiet, but I am off to Bangor-On-Dee for their twilight meeting on Saturday.
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