Allmankind ready for fences at Warwick | Racing News


first_imgAllmankind is due to face five rivals in the two-mile contest, including Nicky Henderson’s Fred and the Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained Stolen Silver. “He was so mature and active as a three and four-year-old and one of the best of his age. The others have caught up a bit, and by going chasing we are hopefully finding some races he can win.“I had my mind made up to go over fences halfway up the run-in when he ran at Cheltenham the other day, and Tim Gredley (part-owner) said during the first lockdown that he couldn’t wait to go chasing.“It took a while to persuade the jockey (Harry Skelton), but we are all on the same page now.”- Advertisement – He finished only a fortunate third in the Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham in March, however – and after he was beaten as a short-priced favourite on his return to action at Prestbury Park last month, connections have decided to go down a different route.Trainer Dan Skelton said: “We’ve done plenty of jumping at home over fences with him, and he is good. Those erratic horses like him are the ones that do jump, because their brains are thinking.“He is a Grade One winner, and I don’t want to spend all year getting beaten with him over hurdles – it’s not good for the owners or the whole team, seeing him getting beaten a load of times.- Advertisement – High-class hurdler Allmankind kicks off his career over fences in the Stan Mellor Memorial Novices’ Chase at Warwick on Friday.Formerly trained on the Flat by Michael Bell, the son of Sea The Moon was thoroughly impressive in winning on his debut over obstacles at this venue 12 months ago – before going on to Grade Two and Grade One success at Cheltenham and Chepstow respectively.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

RAY White Runaway Bay Group auction event attracts a crowd


first_imgThis is Ray White Runaway Bay Group’s Summer Auction Blitz held at Sheraton Mirage. Auctioneer is Nigel Long. Picture: Richard GoslingAmong the sales under the hammer was a four-bedroom home at 43 Poinsettia Ave, Hollywell that sold for $580,000.A palatial mansion on the Sovereign Islands also sold for $2.2 million moments before it was set to go under the hammer.The five-bedroom five-bathroom home at 26 Knightsbridge Pde West was bought by a Gold Coast couple who plan to live in the property. Auctioneer is Nigel Long in action. Picture: Richard GoslingRAY White Runaway Bay Group achieved $5 million in sales at their Summer Auction Blitz.Hosted at Main Beach’s Sheraton Mirage, the group took a list of 14 properties to auction.Four properties sold prior to the event while two sold under the hammer.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoPrincipal Ali Mian said there was a good crowd with plenty of interest in the properties that didn’t sell under the hammer..“We are negotiating on five others at the moment that are close to selling that will hopefully round out the event,” he said.last_img read more