LINGFIELD: 12.00 Bladoun, 12.35 Spear Thistle
, 1.10 Ya Hafed, 1.45 Court In Motion, 2.20 Lamps, 2.55 Rigadin De Beauchene, 3.30 Westerly Breeze.
Hayward's Spear strike Tony Hayward's distinctive red, white and blue colours have been flying high, with Aerial winning at Ascot on Saturday, and a late revision of plans ended with Spear Thistle
landing the feature novice chase, overturning odds-on hotpot Cucumber Run.
PLUMPTON: 12.30 Hi Note, 1.00 Spear Thistle
, 1.30 Captain Moonman, 2.00 Reblis, 2.30 Hazy Bay, 3.00 Ballyman, 3.30 Zelos Diktator.
3.00 Spear Thistle
3.30 Appleaday 4.05 Cruz On Ted TOMORROW FFOS LAS 1.00 Foxbridge 1.30 Miss Kalifa 2.05 Habbie Simpson 2.35 Temple Lord 3.10 Caddie Master 3.45 Spring Moon 4.15 Catch The Fire MARKET RASEN 1.15 Kazlian 1.45 Fennis Boy 2.20 Koup De Kanon 2.50 Wyck Hill 3.25 Supreme Keano (nap) 4.00 Sambelucky
ROCKAVON (of the Sunday Mail) Today's nap: TASHEBA (2.45 Kempton) Tomorrow's nap: BARCARDERO (2.50 Ffos Las) KLONDYKE RACKHAM LEROUGE (1.55 Huntingdon) LE BURF (3.15 Kempton) SPEAR THISTLE
(3.45 Kempton) POT LUCK Kempton placepot 12.25 - 3; 12.55 - 3; 1.30 - 2; 2.45 - 2, 8; 3.15 - 3, 7; 3.45 - 2, 3.
LINGFIELD: 1.05 Minortransgression, 1.35 Black Draft, 2.10 Dr Wintringham, 2.40 Erinjay, 3.15 Little Richard, 3.45 Equinity SANDOWN: 1.00 Easter Legend, 1.30 Westlin' Winds, 2.0 Prince De Beauchene, 2.35 Free World, 3.10 Ghizao, 3.40 Spear Thistle
In plant life, butterbur, lichen, liverworts, moss, fern, wood sorrel, herb robert, spear thistle
and a multitude of trees.
Aeroplane, Apt To Run, Atriffic Story, Baizically, Campanile, Edaara, Fancy Day, French Envoy, Gilded Cove, Gold Express, Gordonsville, Harrihawkan, Hernando's Boy, Jordans Elect, Jumpty Dumpty, King's Majesty, Manbow, Mango Mischief, Massini's Maguire, Nufoos, Premium First, Private Be, Riyalma, Ruler's Gold, Safqa, Saucy Night, Scottish Stage, Seabow, Sharplaw Autumn, Sonic Anthem, Spear Thistle
, Stan, Tower Hill, Turn 'N Burn, Unsuited, Woodcote Place.
The two shortest-priced runners of the day both got chinned, with 1-4 Cucumber Run putting in a shoddy round of jumping before going down to Spear Thistle
in a close finish at Plumpton (also traded at odds-on in the photo, just to add salt to the wounds).
NAOMI MATTHEW: 2.20 Fujin Dancer, 2.55 Spear Thistle
, 3.30 Cois Farraig (nb), 4.05 Pie At Midnight, 4.40 I Hear Thunder, 5.15 Flowerdew.
Uttoxeter: 1.50 Dillyopkins(*), 2.25 Original Fly(*), Tabaran(*), 2.55 Midnight Diamond 3.30 Roseneath, 4.05 Spear Thistle
, 5.10 Basford Lass, Colonial Jim, Gatien Du Tertre, My Skipper.
In the 3.45 conditions are absolutely ideal for Spear Thistle
and it is just a shame this race is not at Lingfield as he particularly loves to slosh through the mud there.
Backed into 11-10 favourite, he was well on top in the closing stages as Kieren Fallon drove him to a three-and-a-half-length success over Spear Thistle
Ad Valorem, Aeroplane, Atriffic Story, Auction Room, Barton Flower, Cool Customer, Fancy Day, Firenze, Gordonsville, Jordans Elect, King's Gait, King's Majesty, Kirkby's Treasure, Liakoura, Mango Mischief, Nufoos, Ofaraby, Piquet, Riyalma, Rubileo, Scottish Stage, Seabow, Sonic Anthem, Spear Thistle
, Stepping Up, Tower Hill, Turn 'N Burn, Unsuited, Visionist, Woodcote Place, Zeeba.
Here's a favourite from last year: Charlie Mann on November 2 saying of Spear Thistle
: "He's a stone better on bottomless ground and is capable of winning a half-decent 2m handicap hurdle when it's soft."