NEW Worcestershire-based trainer Jamie Insole believes his fledgling partnership with Dr Richard Newland can make their yard a racing powerhouse. 

Their joint operation at Urloxhey Stables has four scheduled runners at this Thursday’s Worcester Racecourse meeting. 

But as well as preparing horses for jump racing, Insole’s move last month to the facilities near Droitwich is aimed at producing Flat racing winners as well. 

It means the whole operation is being scaled up from around 55 horses to 90 in total with at least six new members of staff. 

“We are generating a lot of talk at the moment, but hopefully we can get some results next year and the operation will then speak for itself,” said Insole, a former assistant to trainer Charlie Hills. 

“Richard has spent a lot of money on a brand new facility, which is state-of-the-art, but there is the possibility of us putting a few more stables in and expanding. 

“We will always have the interest in the jumpers, but I think the Flat racing project could really fly.  

“The aim is to cultivate a premier dual-purpose yard that sets the bar for excellence in the country.” 

Newland has trained over 500 jump racing winners, including Grand National winner, Pineau De Re in 2014. 

He also tasted success at the Cheltenham Festival with Coral Cup winner Burntoakboy in 2007. 

He moved to Urloxhey Stables four years ago, but has rarely pursued success on the Flat with only 10 previous winners. 

“The way you train horses for the Flat is definitely different to the jumps and that is why Richard has bought me in,” added Insole. 

“But there is a lot we can learn from each other’s spheres and the exciting thing is that this is probably  the first time it’s been done in this way.” 

Among the Newland entries for Thursday’s meeting, Wet The Shamrock will make his Worcester debut with experienced jockey, Sam Twiston-Davies on board. 

There are seven races at the Thursday meeting, with the gates opening at 11.55am on Thursday October 12, with the first race off at 1.55pm.