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Dascombe to have first Lambourn runner on Saturday


    Misty Gray, a horse Tom Dascombe trusts implicitly to present him an correct marker of the place his string may be, is on target to be the coach’s first runner from his new Lambourn base on Saturday.

    Dascombe made his title within the village when he began coaching in 2005, however moved to Cheshire 4 years later to hyperlink up with Michael Owen and Andrew Black.

    That partnership has now ended and Dascombe just lately moved into Uplands, the steady made well-known by jumps legend Fred Winter.

    He intends fielding Misty Gray, a 107-rated five-year-old, in a seven-furlong Listed race at Haydock.

    “That’s completely 100 per cent the plan,” he stated. “I haven’t watched a race since March 12 when he final ran. I don’t need to sound like I haven’t been , but it surely’s been nothing to do with me. The following race I’ll watch can be his at Haydock.

    “The rationale for him being the primary runner is he’s so constant. If he throws in a nasty one, I’ve in all probability obtained one thing improper. He’ll inform me way over working an unraced three-year-old, who might run effectively or badly. He’s my information and I belief him implicitly to assist me. If he finishes within the first 4, I’ll know the place I’m.”

    Dascombe, changed by Hugo Palmer in Cheshire, added: “We had three horses at the start of April and now we’ve obtained 13. I purchased 4 two-year-olds on the breeze-up gross sales and we’ve had two juvenile fillies despatched in.

    “We’ve some three-year-olds – raced and unraced – after which good outdated boys like Misty Gray and Miramichi, who gained 4 final yr.

    “We’ve truly obtained a very good vary for the small staff we’ve obtained. It’s been enjoyable getting it going once more.”

    The Traditional-winning coach went on to disclose he had been overwhelmed by his welcome again to Lambourn.

    He stated: “How can I clarify this? I don’t need to bore folks, but it surely’s like coming dwelling.

    “There’s a lady known as Daisy Sharpe, who used to work for me 15 years in the past and he or she rang up and stated she wished to return again and work for me now.

    “It’s unbelievable how so many individuals have been so useful and need this to achieve success. My head lad Andy Jackson, who has labored for me for 15 years, turned up this week, and Lizzie Lea, who has been with me for 13 or 14 years, goes to assist with the admin and finance. You possibly can’t purchase loyalty.

    “The feed firms have been superb and everybody has tried to assist, together with EJ Wicks, the saddle store within the village.

    “Everybody knocks horse racing and I’ve by no means labored in a special trade, however I can’t consider there are that many extra the place folks say, ‘Don’t fear about pay, we’ll type that out in a minute’. I can’t thank folks sufficient.”

    Courtesy of Racing Put up