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RACING: Trainer Adielsson returning to Sweden
Hans Adielsson is to leave his Kingston Lisle stables and return home to Sweden next month.
The 70-year-old trainer has decided to make the move back to his Malmo base due to the small number of horses he has at his Manor Farm Stables.
He said: “I am going home in probably no later than a month’s time.
“It is going to be permanent unless Sheikh Mohammed rings me and says I will give you 30 horses. I would consider that offer.”
Adielsson took the bold step to move to England three years ago after being invited over here by long-time friend and racehorse owner Erik Penser, who lives at nearby Compton Beauchamp.
After a slow start, he has made progress each year – especially when teaming up with teenage jockey Nicole Nordblad – with 18 winners from 96 runners in 2013.
“We have had three wonderful years, but Erik, who has been very generous to us in all ways, only wants to run a small firm and you need a few more numbers to survive in the game,” he added.
“We have only 12 to 15 horses and I would have liked to train 50 to keep things going.”
Nordblad, 18, who has taken a break from riding due to weight iss-ues, will also be returning to Sweden.
The pair enjoyed their biggest success in this country when Buckland won the prestigious Rosebery Hand-icap at Kempton in front of the Channel 4 cameras in March.
Compton Bird provided Adiel-sson’s latest winner when scoring at Brighton recently, and he is set to be among a handful of runners the trainer has before he departs when he runs at Kempton next Wednesday.
West Ilsley trainer Mick Channon recorded an across-the-card double with Fitzwilly scoring on the Flat at Bath and Warden Hill over hurdles at Kempton.
Fitzwilly made all the running under Liam Jones to slam Luckster in a handicap over two miles and a furlong before the meeting was abandoned due to sewage in the jockeys’ changing room.
Meanwhile, Warden Hill stayed on well for Dominic Elsworth to hold off Carole’s Destrier by a length and open his account over timber in a novices’ hurdle over two miles and five furlongs.
Channon was also on the mark with Waseem Faris at Brighton .
Back at rain-soaked Bath, Wantage trainer Henry Candy saddled Charles Molson, to justify 1-2 favouritism with a win a five-furlong maiden stakes for a syndicate which includes sports presenter John Inverdale.
Black Rodded, from Hughie Morrison’s East Ilsley yard, also got off the mark at the Somerset venue, providing Richard Hughes with his 198th winner of the season.
Morrison teamed up with the champion jockey earlier in the week to strike with Fun Mac in a Haydock maiden.
Paul Cole’s Whatcombe stables were also among the winners with Meritocracy at Kempton.