HAMELIN STORMS TO VALUABLE NEWCASTLE VICTORY
I was delighted to kick start 2017 with a winner at Newcastle yesterday. Hamelin showed much of his old enthusiasm with a change of tactics to win nicely under Oisin Murphy. Having refused to race at Lingfield last time out we enlisted the help of the legendary Yarmy Dibble. Yarmy has been a friend of the yard since day one and has proven his skills yet again, albeit with a willing partner.
It was no coincidence to see Hamelin return to form. My team and I have worked methodically, to ensure we sent Hamelin to the races fresh and happy. This included a change of box, turn out and a totally new training programme.
I see no reason why he can’t continue in this vein of form, but we will enjoy this win and would like to thank Newcastle for putting on such a valuable prize.