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Lucinda Russell Stable Tour 2023/24 - Key quotes from Grand National winner

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24 Oct 2023
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  • Key quotes from Lucinda Russell's stable tour
  • Russell ran through all of her stars for the 2023/24 season
  • Get updates on Corach Rambler, Ahoy Senor, Giovinco and many more
  • All quotes taken from AtTheRaces
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Trainer Lucinda Russell (left) celebrates in the parade ring with Mighty Thunder won the Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase in 2021. (Getty)

Ahead of the new National Hunt season, multiple Cheltenham Festival and Grand National winner Lucinda Russell talks through his team for 2023/24 with AtTheRaces.

Here's the full Lucinda Russell stable tour. All quotes taken from AtTheRaces.

Lucinda Russell Stable Tour 2023/24


🌟 Stable Stars 🌟


Ahoy Senor


He has been absolutely wonderful; we are just very privileged to have a horse of his calibre. I’m not quite sure where he will set off this season, we might look at Wetherby depending on the ground, but his first serious target might be the Coral Gold Cup at Newbury.

Apple Away


She has been a very progressive mare and she has been schooled over fences and is ready to go as soon as the ground is soft enough and comes right for her. There is a race at Carlisle for her coming up and she could go there if the ground is right. She is a very tough mare and that is her forte.

Corach Rambler


Corach Rambler has come back in great form from his heroics at Cheltenham and Aintree last season. There’s a chance he could got to Kelso at the end of the month all being well and then maybe to Haydock for the Betfair Chase. Then we will reassess where he is from there and whether he can step up to Gold Cup class or whether we go for the National again.

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Corach Rambler ridden by Derek Fox wins the Randox Grand National Chase during day three of the Randox Grand National Festival at Aintree. (Getty)

➡️ Novice Hurdlers


Bix Beiderbecke


He is a free-going sort and, subject to the owners’ approval, he will probably go to one of the early meetings at Musselburgh.

Bois Guillbert


He did well the other day first time out at Kelso. He is only a four-year-old so we hope can continue to progress. There are a couple of options for him at Cheltenham Racecourse at the end of the month and all being well he will go for one of those. He wouldn’t want the ground too soft.

Cadell


He won nicely at Kelso the other day over two five and he will be better stepping up to three miles. There are plenty of options coming up for him in November. He looks a real stayer, and he is a lovely horse who will make a chaser next season.

Choose A Copper


He made a pleasing start for us at Hexham on Saturday when making all for a comfortable success and we will look to find a similar contest where he can carry his penalty.

Dangan Cloud


She ran a solid enough race on her debut at Hexham but made a couple of mistakes and that may have cost her victory. She should come on for the run and we will try and go one better next time.

El Elefante


She has been unbeaten in her bumpers and over hurdles. Again, you pinch yourself training horses of this quality. There are plenty of options for her, but we don’t know where we go next with her yet.

Espirit Du Potier


He has very good bumper form behind him, and we were very pleased with his run at Kelso the other day. He was a just a little novicey really, but he will improve for the experience. The engine is there he just needs to brush up his jumping and there is another option coming up for him at Kelso. Now he has that run under his belt, hopefully, you will see a different horse next time and he can go one better.

Fox's Fancy


She is related to One For Arthur and she is in work but a little behind the others at the moment.

Indian Louis


We have him ridden wrong in his bumper at Kelso and he will go novice hurdling and will probably start over two miles.

Killybegs Jet Lady


She is another to come from the point-to-point ranks and has school very well. She is owned by Old Gold Racing, and she is just about ready to run now. She jumps great and has a lovely attitude.

King Of Answers


He was a bit edgy at home so we had him ridden further in than we would have liked. He will probably be ridden more positively next time but he is only a four-year-old and maybe not a bumper horse. He will go over hurdles after the Kempton Christmas Festival and is staying chaser in the making.

Netywell


He is a horse we bought in France, and he is ready to run. He loves soft ground.

Primoz


Primoz is a point-to-pointer and finished second to Whistle Stop Tour. He will probably go to Ayr for a novices’ hurdle.

Whistle Stop Tour


He beat Primoz in his point-to-point and is owned by some loyal Scottish owners who have been good to us. Derek (Fox) was delighted with his performance at Hexham which was probably a short enough trip for him. We will sit down with the owners and discuss the future, but he is just getting over his run now. He goes to the main yard next week and it will be another three weeks before you see him.

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Derek Fox riding Ahoy Senor clear the last to win The Betway Mildmay Novices' Chase at Aintree. (Getty)

➡️ Older Hurdlers


Serious Operator


He put up some very good performances last season especially when winning at Ayr. The debate is whether we stay over hurdles or go over fences with him. He may start over hurdles at Aintree or there is a conditional jockeys’ hurdle at Cheltenham. He jumps fences well and his long-term future lies there but he has shown good speed over hurdles.

➡️ Novice Chasers


Chapel Green


He pleased us with his performance at Hexham and there are some novices’ handicaps coming up one at Aintree which either he or Snake Roll will go for.

De Legislator


He won his novice hurdles last year and will go chasing this time. He looks a proper staying chaser and off a mark of 115 you would like to think there is something to work on there. He has schooled nicely and is a winning pointer. We are looking forward to seeing him over a fence this season.

Giovinco


He improved every run last season before putting in a very good performance at Perth at the end of the season. He has schooled over fences and has schooled very well. He has entries this week, but the ground may have dried up a bit for him, but we will see. He is an exciting horse to go novice chasing with.

Inis Orr


He fell at Kelso the other day and is ready to run again as soon as he can. He has a Grand National pedigree and that is where the owner would like him to run one day.

Lebowski


He was a bit too keen for his own good at Chepstow on Friday but appears to have come back fine. We may pop him over a fence and see what he makes of that but two to two and a half miles on soft ground is ideal for him.

Snake Roll


He was a good novice hurdler and won his point-to-point. He has schooled over fences and he some entries at Carlisle and other placed and also has some entries at Aintree. He is has schooled very well and is very exuberant in his jump and, hopefully, will be able to step up on his achievements over hurdle when he goes over fences.

Trapain Law


He gets on particularly well with Patrick Wadge and he will go over fences this season. He is a free going sort.

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Stephen Mulqueen riding Apple Away (R) clear the last to win The Winners Wear Cavani Sefton Novices' Hurdle on Ladies Day during the second day of the Grand National Festival. (Getty)

➡️ Older Chasers


Bollingerandkrug


He is owned by a lady who owned One For Arthur and her husband is a director at Kelso and he will go to Kelso at one of the earlier meetings. He has pace but he might get two and a half and he has been a delight to train.

Corrigeen Rock


He has been a revelation and is owned by a club in London and they like him to run at the Southern meetings. He will be going around Kempton, Sandown and Ascot god willing and I feel he is an improving sort who should give them some fun.

Do Your Job


He was a little hit and miss last season and mistakes cost him in a couple like in the Old Roan and the Peterborough Chase. He has come back looking well and has adapted to his new surroundings very well. All being well we will start in the Old Roan, and we will step him up to three miles in time.

Douglas Talking


He has been an absolute pleasure to have, and he was second at Aintree and Punchestown. He will be saved for those sorts of targets and won’t run much before Christmas and will go Cheltenham, Aintree and the Punchestown Festival.

Readysteadybeau


He rounded off last season with an impressive victory at Perth. He is ready to go and is in good form. He has entries coming up and will be out very soon.

Your Own Story


We probably overfaced him at the end of last season but he seems to be working well this season. He has an entry at Carlisle, but I suspect the ground might be a bit fast. He handles good ground and is a staying chaser. We will see how the season develops for him.

➡️ Bumper Horses


Fiveafterfour


She is a won a point-to-point so she will probably be running in mares’ novices’ hurdles or a bumper. She cut herself so she was held up a bit, but she is galloping away now.

Inox Allen


He had a small hold up, but he is cantering away now. He has good point-to-point form, but we don’t know a lot about him yet.

Lady In The Park


She is another from the point-to-point field and she is a lovely daughter of Walk In The Park. She is not too far away now and works nicely.

Tommys Law


He is a four-year-old and finished second in his two point-to-points. We will set him off on the bumper route and see how he goes.

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