WE have been saying this for a few weeks now, but the Bernard Llewellyn yard just keeps on having winners.

Never Equalled won the 2m6f hurdle at Ffos Las on Friday to gain his fourth success at the track. It looked unlikely when the front-running Francky Du Berlais was still in a clear lead going to the penultimate flight. However, messy jumps at the last two slowed him down and allowed Charlie Price to drive the Llewellyn horse ahead on the run-in. There were eight lengths between them at the post.

That’s five winners for them since 30 October. Could punters have latched onto the yard running into form after the second of those winners? Their next three were returned at 7/1, 11/4 favourite and 7/4 favourite. Most of their other runners were double-figure odds. Perhaps there is something to be said for following a small stable after it has had two winners close together, but limiting bets to horses below 10/1, or maybe even less.

The similar-sized stable of Grace Harris had five winners in October. The third, fourth and fifth of them were 11/4 favourite, 9/2 and 5/2 favourite. The system of eliminating the outsiders after the second winner worked again. How long you go on following a stable is another matter, though. The Llewellyns had three winners in three days in October 2018, but had to wait until March for the next one.

Drumshanbo Destiny is a recent arrival in Ron Harris’ yard. Previously owned jointly by Sussex trainer Gary Moore and two other gentlemen, the horse had shown very little in six runs for that combination. Moore has relinquished his share, which on the face of it is a bad omen, but the other owners are persevering and have transferred Drumshanbo Destiny to Harris. Although he finished in a familiar position well down the field at Wolverhampton on Saturday, it would be rash to bet against Harris unearthing whatever ability the horse may have.

The David Evans-trained Scofflaw had every chance at the weights in a Wolverhampton claimer that night, was made the 3/1 favourite and duly obliged. It was his fifth win of the year. He seems equally happy on turf or the all-weather, between a mile and an extended mile and a quarter. It was a winning ride for Laura Pearson, a seven pound claimer attached to a Newmarket stable. With only three winners from 54 rides, she wouldn’t be one of the go-to apprentices of the moment, yet Evans gave her the ride on Scofflaw five days ago, when finishing fifth, and must have liked what he saw. He’s booked her for two more rides this week.

Last week’s Chepstow meeting was notable for the treble achieved by Colin Tizzard and Robbie Power. The Big Breakaway was a big-money purchase but showed unlimited potential in the maiden hurdle over two and a half miles. He’s a possible Gold Cup type three or four years ahead, whereas the stable has the 2020 favourite, Lostintranslation. They could have more runners at Chepstow’s next fixture on Saturday week, which concludes with The Wurzels performing after the racing. The Welsh Horse Racing Awards take place at the course this Thursday evening, where this year’s star performers will receive their accolades.