I mentioned in my Blog yesterday that you shouldn’t run scared of one horse and I’m glad that we didn’t run scared of the very short priced favourite at Towcester yesterday that no-one could sensibly see being beaten. The plan was to track the favourite and go from there and Harry Stock made an undoubtedly race winning move before 3 out and even the Racing Post comments that she ‘kept on bravely’.
Her jumping has taken a bit of time and, as well as continuing with lots of schooling at home, we also decided to take her back to Jon Trice-Rolph for some schooling in his arena with Harry on as well so both benefiting from the session. She certainly showed the benefit of that yesterday as she was quick and accurate and really pleased me.
She wasn’t 100% after her previous run at Cheltenham and I was therefore hoping we could strike a line through that and I think we now can! She’ll now go straight to the Mares’ Novice at the Cheltenham Festival although any of you that follow me on Twitter or the yard on Facebook will see from a video of her bucking and squealing this morning she shows no signs of tiredness today!
Thrilled for her breeder and part owner Richard Davies and Mark Holland who shares her too although sadly couldn’t be at Towcester as he was is away skiing. I’m sure some extra gluvine was consumed there yesterday!
Up very early this morning to take four horses galloping at Towcester this morning so thanks to my team here and also to Robert Bellamy and the team at Towcester. We took Lord Condi, Richie Valentine (Spice Girl’s half brother), Morning Herald and Pomme De Nuit and was thrilled with them all.
Maggie Turner in early too to check our future runners, new additions to the team and any that we aren’t 100% happy with.
No runners today but good to see Paul Armour who is understandably still thrilled with his Catterick winner Somewhere To Be and watch Oscar World too and bring goodies for the team which is always much appreciated.