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Josephine Gordon: I’ll Be Doing A Raindance For Lockdown Lass

It was a great way to start the week on Monday, as I won on Raintown for Stan Moore at Lingfield.
Josephine Gordon

He had been holding his form well on the turf, but he seemed to relish returning to the all-weather. I used to ride for Stan a lot in the early part of my career, so it was great to give him another winner.

I’m not sure where I am going to be this week, and there is still the possibility of me going to a few different places. Hopefully, wherever I go, I can get in the winner’s enclosure again.

My Potential Rides This Week


4.20 Nottingham – Em Jay Kay (Phil McEntee)

He’s been knocking on the door after a string of seconds, but I thought his run at Newmarket last month was a good run in what looked to be a hot race for the grade. Hopefully he can improve on that here and get his head in front.


2.50 Chester – Onigiri (Marco Botti)

I don’t know too much about this filly. However, by looking at her form, I would say her recent third at Lingfield was a good run. She’s been campaigned over a variety of trips from 5f to 1m. We’re staying at 6f here, so if she can get a good draw, I’d like to think she would be in the mix.

4.00 Chester – Caelan (Marco Botti)

I’m not sure why he was disappointing at Newmarket last time out; maybe it was the track. Looking at his form, he seems to prefer the all-weather, as both of his wins have come on it. However, it’s still early days for him on the turf, and it would be good to see him put up a better performance here.

4.35 Chester – Lockdown Lass (Gary Hanmer)

I know this filly very well, and I’ll be doing a raindance for her. She’s not been seen for a while, as she prefers soft ground, and we haven’t had it. Chester is a racecourse; she’s got plenty of experience around, and I won on her there last year off a similar mark. Hopefully, she can go close here.


6.18 Leicester – Giselles Defence (Ian Williams)

I went close on him at Nottingham back in April and he then went on to win at Pontefract next time out. Those runs both came on soft ground, so he clearly handles it. His last two runs have been a little bit disappointing which have been over further, but coming back down in trip will help him. If the rain does come, he’ll be in with a chance.


2.10 Doncaster – Charencey (Ian Williams)

I think the soft ground got the better of him last time out at Leicester. We had a huge deluge of rain that day, which eased up the ground. If it can stay dry at Doncaster, then I would like to think he can bounce back to his previous form.

I hope you have a good week and I’ll catch up with you soon.

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