RaceBets video – A Day With Donald McCain


25th January – Doncaster

Constancio makes all to win the Class 4 2m½f Novices’ Hurdle by 7 lengths under Brian Hughes for owners Elite Racing Club.

Made all, pushed along after 2 out, ridden and stayed on well run-in, comfortably (tchd 9/4)


22nd January – Kelso

It’s All A Lark makes all to win the 2m2f Amateur Jockeys’ Association Amateur Riders’ Handicap Hurdle by 7 lengths under Miss Abbie McCain in the colours of The Gilbert’s & Campbell.

Made all, not fluent 4 out, pushed clear from 2 out, unchallenged (op 7/2)


10th January – Catterick

A hat-trick for The Some Dance Kid as he makes all to win the 2m3½f EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle by over a length under Brian Hughes for owners The Blue Nuns.

Made all, joined briefly 2 out, ridden 2 lengths clear between last 2, driven out run-in (tchd 8/11)


7th January – Musselburgh

Henry’s Joy takes the 2m4½f Betway Chase (A Novices’ Limited Handicap) holding on gamely on the run-in to win by a shoulder under Brian Hughes in the colours of owner T G Leslie.

Close up, challenging when not fluent 4 out, led before last, driven and kept on run-in, just held on (tchd 5/2)


1st January – Catterick

What a good start to the New Year with a winner! The Herds Garden makes all to win the Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier For The Northern Lights Two Mile Hurdle Series) by over a length in the hands of Miss Abbie McCain for owners Hale Racing Limited & D McCain Jnr.

Made all, ridden 2 out, pressed last, held on well (op 10/1 tchd 17/2)


14th December – Bangor and Doncaster

An amazing day with 4 winners across 2 cards making it 50 up for the season! An across the card treble at Bangor with Same Circus (Brian Hughes/Penketh and Sankey Jech Racing Club), Knock House (Brian Hughes/T G Leslie) and The Some Dance Kid (Brian Hughes/The Blue Nuns) all winning well. Over at Doncaster Lough Derg Jewel wins the Class 3 3m2f Handicap Chase by over a length under Will Kennedy for owner Mrs C Strang Steel.


10th December – Musselburgh

A pillar-to-post victory for 3-y-o Liva as he takes the feature race of the day, the Class 2 1m7½f Juvenile Hurdle to win by over 4 lengths under Daryl Jacob in the colours of Simon Munir & Isaac Souede.

Made all, shaken up and quickened after 2 out, clear when driven run-in, eased near finish (op Evens tchd 5/4)


3rd December – Musselburgh

A super day for Team McCain! Morraman (Birkdale Bloodstock/Miss A McCain), Spin The Coin (Mrs Sarah Leslie/Brian Hughes) and Yes No Maybe So (Straightline Bloodstock/Brian Hughes) all win well providing the team with a treble.


2nd December – Carlisle

An impressive under rules debut for The Con Man as he wins the 2m4f Smarkets British EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) by 5 lengths in the colours of T G Leslie.

Prominent, went second 6th to 4 out, headway to lead 2 out, ridden clear from last (op 7/2 tchd 10/3 and tchd 9/2)