Fell hopeful of a winner as he sends out first runners

Roger Fell

Roger Fell: has first runners as a trainer at Nottingham

 By Graham Dench 10:00AM 28 SEP 2016 

ROGER FELL hopes he might start his training career with a winner at Nottingham on Wednesday when he sends out his first runners since taking over from his former tenant David Loughnane.

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Fell, who trains at the yard where David O’Meara did so well, saddles the two-year-old Mystic Maeve (2.30) and handicapper Al Nasser Alwashik (4.05), and he gives them both a squeak.

He said: “I’m not saying they will win, but they both have chances and it would be nice to start with a winner.

“The two-year-old is probably in quite a hot race and she’ll be a big price, but she’s all right and when she ran at Leicester last week she wasn’t beaten far in a race won by one who is supposed to be Roger Varian’s best two-year-old. Al Nasser Alwashik has a more obvious chance.”

New career

Fell, who is 62, has asked himself why he is embarking upon a training career relatively late in life but said: “I’ve got a really good team of staff here and a great place to train from, and I feel I have to have a go. If we can carry on as before that says it all.”

At the weekend, Fell expects to have runners at Ascot, where he would be hopeful of a big run from Muntadab in the totescoop6 Challenge Cup if the ground eases and he makes the cut, and also at Redcar, where Age Of Elegance will bid for a hat-trick.

 
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