CHARLIE LONGSDON gets his team back under way this week after being restricted by the rulings on the flu vaccinations of his horses and is literally chomping at the bit as he looks to build on a reasonably successful season so far.
From his base at Hull Farm in Chipping Norton, Longsdon has sent out 29 winners and notched up £408,614 in prize money with the promise of plenty more to come in the next few months.
Longsdon is hoping that the luckless Just Your Type may have better fortune in the Eider Chase at Newcastle this weekend and he is mulling over whether to let Ballydine join his stablemate or take a rain check and wait for the Midlands Grand National.
Just Don’t Ask could be another joining the throng at Newcastle and Longsdon’s Grade 2 winning novice chaser Castafiore could well have his next slice of the action in the Pendil Novices’ Chase at Kempton on Saturday aswell.
Longsdon said: “It hasn’t been too bad with 29 winners but we could have done with a few more and that has been slightly frustrating but we have had a great time prize money-wise. They have been competing in some of the slightly better races and the competition is there for all to see.”
Charlie kindly spoke to Tony Elves of attheraces.com about those he hopes can carry him further forward in the coming months.