Gary Moore Stable Tour 2019/20

Gary Moore Sandown 8.12.18 Pic: Edward Whitaker

He has one target, the Grand National at Aintree, and his season will be built around that.

Another season with more than 50 winners has firmly established Gary Moore as one of the top jumps trainers in Britain but there is no resting on those laurels.

One of the first things that jumps out from this season’s roster is a youthful predominance of talent to rival the current successful England football team.

Moore has sourced many with equal success over the years from the Irish pointing chequefield and from France, and has a fresh intake again this season to add to some of his Flat horses making the transition.

So it is no surprise that the novices, both over hurdles and in the chase department, are seen by the trainer as a strength for the season to back up the big-race names.

The former jump jockey, his wife Jayne and sons Jamie and Josh have been rewarded for building what is truly a family business, redeveloping the stables of former trainer Charles Czyer, on the 180-acre estate at Lower Beeding, midway between Horsham and Hickstead.

Some of the older hands in the yard, the likes of Antony and Not Another Muddle, will not be running until the new year while the younger Mister Chow and Il Re Di Nessuno are others who won’t be seen before Christmas.

Kloud Gate, who started favourite for the Lanzarote at Kempton in January but dropped away in the home straight to finish sixth and was found to be lame, misses the whole season.


Yard Cisswood Racing Stables
Where Lower Beeding, West Sussex
Assistant trainer David Wilson
Head lads Michael Caffyn, Del Wallace
Travelling head lads Andrew Dickinson, John Salvage and Steve White
Jockeys Joshua Moore, Jamie Moore
Amateur jockeys Katy Brooks and George Gorman
Conditional jockey Nial Houlihan
Started training 1992
Horses in yard 100
Members of staff 32
Website www.garymooreracing.com
Twitter @GL_racing


Winners in Britain
2018-19
  59
2017-18  52
2016-17  40
2015-16  54

Profit/loss to £1 stake
2018-19 -136.16
2017-18 -104.01
2016-17 -110.79
2015-16 +80.84

Prize-money 2018-19
£747,096


Ar Mest
Six-year-old gelding Diamond Boy (sire) – Shabada (dam)
Owner: Galloping On The South Downs Partnership
Form figures: 0/93115-
Racing Post Ratings 131 (hurdles) Official Rating 127

He had a good season over hurdles and we’re looking forward to running him over fences. He has schooled reasonably well and is ready to start, possibly in a novice limited handicap off his mark of 127.

Baron Alco
8g Dom Alco – Paula
John Stone
122/214-
RPR 157 (chase) OR 152

He got injured in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham last December. He is back in work but won’t be running until around the new year and with his rating there are not too many races for him. The 888Sport Handicap Chase, the old Racing Post Chase, at Kempton would be the sort of race for him.

Beat The Judge
4g Canford Cliffs – Charmingly
Ed Babington
132P5-2
RPR 140h OR 132h

Ran a good race behind Silver Streak at Kempton on Sunday and has never run a bad race there. Hopefully the handicapper doesn’t take the form literally – they say they won’t in these classy type of races where they’re screaming for more runners – and he’d have only been a moderate third without the faller. He does want fast ground so is very ground dependent.

Beat The Judge (left) started his season well with a Listed second at Kempton – Mark Cranham

Benatar
7g Beneficial – Carrigeen Lily
Ashley Head
13/4437-
RPR 154c OR 148c

He was disappointing last year but I still think a lot of him and we have changed a few things with him. He will race sparingly this season and his first run will be in the Sodexo Gold Cup Chase at Ascot on November 2.

Botox Has
3g Dream Well – Bournie
John Stone
2-1
RPR 115h

A promising juvenile hurdler, who beat Sunday’s Kempton winner Prefontaine on his first start for us. That was a good performance and he could run in the Triumph Hurdle Trial at Cheltenham in mid-November. 

Bullfrog
6m Jeremy – Tramp Stamp
Galloping On The South Downs Partnership
1/32-
RPR 119h OR 117h

A lovely mare who is still a maiden over hurdles but one of the best maidens in the yard. She can shed that tag and then, as she has a good pedigree, it is important to get her some black type in the mares’ races and a higher rating. 

Cheque En Blanc
7g Bernebeau – Necossaise
Elizabeth Kiernan
P/6162-6
RPR 112c OR 106c

His run over 2m3f at Exeter on Tuesday will have put him spot on for the Southern National over a mile further at Fontwell on November 17. He looks to have come back a nicer horse this year and those regional nationals will suit him.

Darebin
7g It’s Gino – Delightful Sofie
Chris Stedman & Mark Albon
2361-55
RPR 130c OR 119c

A great old horse to have in the yard, who is what he is and Kempton on Sunday showed he wants to be carrying 10st 7lb in a 0-120 race not in a 0-140. He tried to chase the pace and paid for it but still ran all right. He can pass the £100,000 in prize-money this season and his best track is Sandown, although he runs well at Fontwell and Plumpton.

Dell Oro
6g Walk In The Park – Kallistea
Galloping On The South Downs Partnership
41P3P3-
RPR 141c OR 135c

A horse we really like and we have changed a few things with the way we are training him this year after he had a few issues last season. Hopefully if that works he could be quite a nice 2m4f chaser. He is schooling a lot better than last season. 

Diakali
10g Sinndar – Diasilixa
Nick Peacock
6/111P5-
RPR 165c OR 147c

He is back and going fine in his work at the moment. He must have fast ground though and will wait until we get some.


Dark horse

Editeur Du Gite
5g Saddex – Malaga De St Sulpice
Theprestonfamily, friends and T Jacobs
21-
RPR – OR –

Came from France and looks a lovely horse. He will probably go straight novice chasing as he can’t get a handicap mark on his runs in France. He is big enough to go chasing and he probably wants 2m4f but he is not slow. His owners had Sire de Grugy but he is no Sire de Grugy.


Eragon de Chanay
5g Racinger – Rose Celebre
Five Star Racing Group
731P0-3
RPR 128c OR 133c; RPR 139h OR 137h

He ran well at Ludlow even though the ground was too firm for him on his reappearance. He runs at Sandown on November 10 and I hope he can continue to improve this season but he must race right-handed.

Et Moi Alors
5g Kap Rock – Qui L’Eut Cru
Ashley Head
00523-2
RPR 124h OR 117h

One of the most disappointing horses in the yard as he is potentially our best novice. He has bumped into some good novices though and he even ran a very good race on the Flat when a place behind the subsequent Scottish Champion Hurdle winner Verdana Blue. He is well capable and he might go novice chasing this season.

Full Back
4g Sinndar – Quatre Bleue
Ashley Head
2 (PTP)
RPR 92ptp OR –

He is potentially a very nice horse with a very good pedigree and should handle soft ground. When he was second in his Irish point he was beaten by Triumph Hurdle winner Our Conor’s brother, who went on to make £375,000 at the sales. They were 12 seconds faster than the Open race winner that day and both look very good horses.

It’s Got Legs
6g Getaway – Lady Cadia
Galloping On The South Downs Partnership
652511-
RPR 126h OR 123h

I really like him and he will be going novice chasing but won’t be running until early in December. He has won on firm but is very versatile and winter soft ground won’t be a problem to him.

Knocknanuss
9g Beneficial – Dato Vic
Hail Sargent Evans
112F55-
RPR 158c OR 144c

I’m looking forward to running him in some of the big races. If Frodon, who kept him out of the weights, had not gone for Sunday’s Old Roan Chase at Aintree he would have started there but he has been trained for the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham as his first target where he will be stepping up in trip from two miles. That is what he wants and needs to do this season.

Knocknanuss is being aimed at the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham this season – Alan Crowhurst

Larry
6g Midnight Legend – Gaspaisie
Galloping On The South Downs Partnership
4F1421-
RPR 147c OR 143c

His target is the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury on November 30 and we need to try and win a race with him first to guarantee he gets in, although last year he would have got in off his current mark of 143. The 3m2f is a step up in trip for him but it should suit.

Mickey Buckman
6g Gleaming – Mysaynoway
Mr & Mrs R Sage
5/2
RPR 111h OR – 

His Huntingdon second at 100-1 was a surprise and I think it was a poor race but he finished it well and could be an improver with that experience.

Needhams Gap
5g Flemensfirth – Blue Maxi
1 (PTP)/
RPR 93 OR –

Won his point in Ireland and he seems to be working well and will be ready to run in December, starting in novice hurdles. He is a big strong horse and probably wants soft ground and 2m4f.  

Neff
4g Pastorius – Nouvelle Fortune
Past The Post Racing
1
RPR 117h OR –

There are no novice races for him after his Fontwell win – there are just maiden hurdles – and so he will go to Ascot on November 3, which is an ambitious target for what he achieved in winning but he is a good jumper and has a great set of owners who are ex-stewards.

Not Never
7g Notnowcato – Watchoverme
Hall Sargent Evans
11/01-51
RPR 134c OR 135c

It probably wasn’t a great race when he won his first beginners’ chase. It’s difficult to gauge what he achieved there but he continues to work very well at home.

Quloob
5g New Approach – Jadhwah
Heart Of The South Racing 120
50-5434 (Flat)
RPR 100f OR 90f

Stays 2m on the Flat and is ready to go jumping over a trip this season but he doesn’t want the ground too soft – he has won on the firm at Bath.

Sussex Ranger
5g Hat Trick – Purple
The Tongdean Partnership
0195-54
OR 132c RPR 135h OR 132h

Started over fences at Plumpton on Monday but he was not suited by the track and needs a more galloping test. He will come down in class to gain confidence. He is not the quickest over his fences at home, being careful and safe, but hopefully he will warm to it. He will step up in distance as well and he has got to have soft ground.

Tazka
4f Network – Tazminya
Barry & Baroness Noakes
24538-8
RPR 108h OR 114h

Nice filly who did well in her juvenile hurdling season. She will step up in distance this season and might go novice chasing later. 

The Flying Sofa
6g Sholokhov – La Julie
Galloping On The South Downs Partnership
22021-2
RPR 127c OR 121c; RPR 119h OR 121

He had schooled nicely so it was no surprise he jumped well on his chasing debut at Kempton on Sunday. His big weight and lack of a run probably got him beaten but it is going to be difficult with his rating in the 120s. He copes with most ground conditions. 

Touchthesoul
4g Red Rocks – Easy Hawk
The Soul Searchers
24
RPR 126 OR –

Doesn’t overdo it at home and didn’t show much in his race on the Flat last month so difficult to know how good he is, but he ran a promising race in France in May and again in his Listed race at Kempton on Sunday. I was disappointed he didn’t finish like I expected him to but hopefully that was a lack of race fitness and he will go for a novice now.


Star quality

Traffic Fluide
9g Astarabad – Petale Rouge
Galloping On The South Downs Partnership
5011/21-
RPR 165c OR 152c

He has one target, the Grand National at Aintree, and his season will be built around that. He qualified for the race last season on his first run at Chepstow and then he won the Sodexo at Ascot but picked up an injury. He won’t run until after Christmas and could go for the trial at Haydock.

Traffic Fluide (left) on his way to winning the Sodexo Gold Cup at Ascot last November – Mark Cranham

Vision Clear
4g Soldier Hollow – Vive Madame
Tony Head
52U-1
RPR 109h OR 122h 

He improved with his races over hurdles last season after being bought off the Flat, and will start in handicap hurdles after his summer break.


Bumper horses

The stable has introduced some nice bumper horses and two catching the eye are Zhiguli (4g Flemensfirth – Grangeclare Flight) who will have an away day at a racecourse for a gallop on the grass before his bumper debut, and Sopran Thor (4g Authorized – Sopran Slam) who is a big strapping individual showing up well in his work.


Rival to watch
Anything trained by Chris Gordon.

Race in focus
I’m yet to win the Salmon Spray Hurdle at Fontwell, which takes place next month, but I’m planning on running Vision Clear.

Two for the tracker
Vision Clear could be a nice handicap hurdler this season and Sopran Thor is a bumper horse I like who is ready to run next month.


Expert view

Gary Moore has long been established as one of the leading dual-purpose trainers in Britain, perhaps not always gaining the recognition he deserves.

Whether it’s with top-class operators like 2014 Queen Mother Champion Chase hero Sire De Grugy or 90-rated handicappers at smaller southern tracks, Moore, who is renowned as one of the hardest workers in racing, can be relied upon to get the best out of them.

His location in Horsham, West Sussex, means that local tracks such as Lingfield, Kempton, Sandown, Ascot, Plumpton and Fontwell are always well populated with runners from Cisswood Racing Stables and produce a rich source of winners.

Keep an eye in particular on young hurdlers or bumper performers that Moore introduces at Ascot. The competition there is invariably intense, but he gets excellent results by sending his most promising sorts.

It’s a shame that Kloud Gate, who was injured when sent off a hot favourite for last season’s Lanzarote Hurdle, is going to be sidelined this campaign. He remains a handicapper with rich potential off a mark of 125.

Beat The Judge outran his odds of 33-1 at Kempton on Sunday when finishing runner-up to Silver Streak and looks set for another successful season. He can win a valuable handicap at some stage.

Cheque En Blanc, who could enjoy a profitable time in the regional nationals, is a stayer to keep firmly on side. He won with more in hand than the official margin of two lengths suggests when upped to 3m4f at Plumpton last November and has reportedly done well for his summer break.

It’s Got Legs, winner of two races at Plumpton in the spring, also shaped nicely when runner-up to Copperhead, a horse with a bright future, at Sandown. He’ll start this term off 123, which looks fair, and there is no reason why this six-year-old cannot win more races.

Not Another Muddle begins off a career-high 140, but remains relatively unexposed over fences and there should be more to come.

Gary Moore Stable Tour 2019/20
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