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West Midland stables had a field day

Jockey David Mansell and trainer Julie Houldey have proved an irresistible force over the last couple of months and their winning run shows no signs of abating because they went home from this meeting with three winners courtesy of victories by Just Talking and Maranach in the two divisions of the Restricted, while The Humbel Monk took the Confined Maiden.

Julie Houldey has been mopping up races

Julie Houldey has been mopping up races during the early part of the season and that trend shows no signs of abating, although races could become more difficult to win now that other trainers are beginning the season in earnest

Chaddesley Corbett Sunday 15th February 2009

After the Mens Open Julie Houldey expressed her satisfaction with We’re Confused run behind Cappa Bleu. “Mine is still learning and the winner is some machine” but it was not long before the North Nibley trainer returned to the winners enclosure following victories by Top Benefit (Intermediate) and by Just Talking in the 5-6-7 year old Maiden

Preview: United Services - Larkhill

We're Confused, winner of four of his five races for in-form Julie Houldey and Dave Mansell could represent the West Midlands

Preview: South Devon - Ideford Arch

Plenty of consistent horses will be coming under orders including Earl of Buckingham, Karinga Lane and Tribal Venture but topping the list must be the Sue Popham-trained Lord of Illusion who gave Matthew Griffiths a great ride at Chipley Park two weeks ago to win the equivalent race.

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