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Spirit of the Vale wins again at Newcastle and Zalvados goes to Sandown with big chance.

Spirit of the Vale wins again at Newcastle and Zalvados goes to Sandown with big chance.

It was great to have another winner at Newcastle on Thursday when Spirit of the Vale improved on our already impressive record on the tapeta surface with a comfortable win. This win took our record on the surface to 6 winners and 2 seconds from just 9 runners. Kevin Stott gave her a lovely ride, producing her with a furlong to run and she ran out a good winner!

This winner took our total under rules up to 9 for the season, not forgetting the 3 point to point winners Ed has trained from Stockton Hall.

We now move on to Zalvados who heads to Sandown on Saturday for the opening juvenile handicap on the card.He seems to have improved with every run to date and looks on a fair mark for his handicap debut. We still hope there might be a chance of getting a run in the Fred Winter handicap on Wednesday at the Cheltenham festival.Our chances of getting a run will be improved massively if he can get his head in front tomorrow.

Exciting times for all the team here at Stockton Hall.