Spring Cottage Stables

Langton Road



North Yorkshire

YO17 9PY

Office: 01653 690004

Fax: 01653 690008

Mobile: 07785 747426

Email: office@brianellisonracing.co.uk

Latest News

Nietzsche ran a blinder to finish third in the Fred Winter

Nietzsche ran a blinder to finish third in the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham yesterday.

Danny Cook was on board and always had him well positioned, never too far off the pace in behind the leaders, before taking it up approaching the last. Losing momentum momentarily as he missed the final flight, he stayed on gamely to the line going down by a neck and a neck to eventual winner Flying Tiger and 9/2 favourite, Divin Bere, in second. It was a cracking performance and if he had been fluent at the last who knows? No matter, we are delighted with him...

MALAYSIAN BOLEH finally gets his head in front under good ride by Ben Robinson

MALAYSIAN BOLEH finally got his head in front, following a string of placed efforts, to take the five-furlong Claimer at Wolverhampton under a good ride by Ben Robinson yesterday.

Although outpaced early on, Ben pushed him along to keep on the tails of the leaders and, waiting patiently on the inside rail until a gap appeared as they straightened for home, took it up with a furlong to run. He stayed on well to the line to score comfortably by a length and a half...

SHEARLING takes her third bumper

SHEARLING saw out the two miles well to take the Akbar Park Leisure Ltd Mares' Standard National Hunt Flat Race at Catterick yesterday under a good ride by Kaine Wood.

Settled towards the rear of the field on the outside, the daughter of Rail Link travelled strongly throughout before taking closer order four from home. Still hard on the bridle she took it up over a furlong out and stayed on well to score by four lengths...

DEFINITLY RED bolts up in Grimthorpe

DEFINITLY RED put in a beautiful round of jumping and saw out the 3m2f well to take the BetBright Grimthorpe Handicap Chase by 14 lengths at Doncaster yesterday. And assuming he schools well over National-like fences, and everything goes well between now and then, the Grand National at Aintree looks likely to be his next target.

Danny Cook was back on board Phil Martin’s eight-year-old yesterday, and always had him in a good position, just in behind the leaders towards the inside. Travelling powerfully, he took it up four out, jumped the remaining three fences well, and stayed on strongly to post a 14-length victory from The Last Samuri...

APTERIX bounces back to win at Doncaster

Danny Cook gave APTERIX a great ride to win the Betbright Casino Novices' Chase at Doncaster yesterday.

Just three runners went to post for the 2m3f contest, following steady rain all afternoon which changed the going to soft. Jumping off and making it, Apterix travelled and jumped well until two out where he got in a bit close and then he pecked on landing after the last subsequently allowing Allbarnone to get half a length up. Apterix battled back gamely though under a strong ride by Danny, despite losing his stick soon after the last and using his hand as a replacement to encourage him on!

Forest Bihan on target for Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham

Forest Bihan is on target and in great form ahead of the Grade 1, Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices´ Chase on opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.

Phil Martin’s six-year-old Forestier gelding has won three of his four starts over fences, his only defeat coming behind subsequent Grade Two winner Waiting Patiently. Brian is a huge fan of Altior, and is by no means suggesting Forest Bihan is capable of beating the 1-3 favourite, but he does think 25-1 currently available each-way on our lad is a shade generous...

DEFINITLY RED allotted 10st 7lb in Grand National

There is still nothing definite about Red lining up in the National, and there won’t be until after his next run and he has schooled over a couple of National Fences, yet to be built on Malton Gallops schooling ground, but he has been allotted a very reasonable weight of 10st 7lb should he line up and Brian is more than happy with that.

Eight-year-old Definitly Red would be owner Phil Martin’s first runner in the race if he were to take part and he’s in terrific form at home right now. We are all hoping he takes to the National Fences!

PISTOL PARK takes third victory since joining yard

PISTOL PARK took the Vertem Handicap Chase in decisive fashion at Newcastle yesterday under a good ride by regular rider Brian Hughes.

There were only four runners in the 2m½f event and conditions were testing as Pistol Park went off the 8/13F. He travelled and jumped effortlessly in behind the leader however before taking it up approaching four from home. Kicked clear after the third last he kept on well to win by eight lengths...

Cheltenham Festival Preview Evenings

As the Cheltenham Festival build up continues, once again, there are a number of Preview Evenings scheduled to take place around the country and Brian is participating in three this year.

Friday, March 3rd – Jack Berry House - 7pm – 10pm with wine and canapés.
Taking place at Jack Berry House with donations going to the Injured jockeys Fund. Brian will be alongside jockeys Brian Hughes, Henry Brooke and Andrew Thornton in addition to Andrew Humphrey from Betfred and they will be offering their views and thoughts about National Hunt’s highlight of the season...

Brian to feature in 'This Racing Life' on RacingUK

With the build up to the Cheltenham Festival in full swing and the Flat Turf season just around the corner, the Racing UK cameras called in at Spring Cottage Stables yesterday to have a chat with Brian about our Cheltenham hopes, several of our flat horses and what races they’ll be aimed at, and some of Brian’s future goals and races he would like to win!

This will be shown as one of the features in ‘This Racing Life’ on February 15th, 16th & 17th, 2017.