The Gallops Report for December 26 has news from the Midlands and includes Sixty Something, Devon Drum and others
By Gallops Reporter. Last Updated: 26/12/13 12:25pm
Sixty Something heads for Leicester on Friday
SIXTY SOMETHING is getting his act together over fences and the grey worked pleasingly when breezing on Paul Webber's all-weather.
The seven-year-old heads to Leicester for the novices' chase tomorrow and should go well as he bids to better a near-miss last time.
TAFIKA has shown a liking for the Oadby course and is worth a second look in the two and a half mile handicap chase.
The nine-year-old, who hails from a stalwart family that includes Grand National-placed Auntie Dot, scored over the course and distance last season and should be peaking after a couple of readying runs.
LADY KATHLEEN is nothing if not game and looked in good spirits in her breeze ahead of the mares' handicap hurdle at Kempton.
However this is a warm-looking heat, possibly more so than the two races she's contested in her previous two outings this season.
KOOLALA opened her account over hurdles in style last time and is moving with purpose as she limbers-up for a mares-only race. She looks well worth following through the rest of the winter
DEVON DRUM came back with a valid excuse after beating a retreat at the end of his Doncaster race.
He needs better (good) ground on an easy track and is waiting in the wings for the former.
DEIA SUNRISE has struggled with seeing out the trip on soft ground over hurdles and so is to be switched to the all-weather for a race at Lingfield.