Martin’s Blog 11th March

Yesterday was a busy Saturday morning with lots of visitors to the yard including Paul Frank and his family, Jo Stainer, PJ Maher, Mark Holland and Harry Harris and probably the most exciting work morning of the year – the Saturday before The Cheltenham Festival. A huge buzz around the yard and a thank you to the team for all their continued hard work in the run up to this coming week.

Warren Marston, Tom Bellamy and Max Comley all in to help ride out and we worked Brillare Momento, Spice Girl, Solstice Star, Enforcement, Ballymountain Boy, Lord Condi, Cotswold Prince, Cup of Ambition, Hartshorne Abbie, Chequered View, Pirate Look, Buckle Street, Reve, Back on the Lash, Mr Mafia, Raving Bonkers, By Presenting, Young Phoenix, Peeping Penny, Ask Alice, Madame Fiona, Cut & Run, Lady Vitesse, Pomme De Nuit, Morning Herald (and Boston Bell Boy with Freddie!). All the horses look great with summer coats starting to come through and a real shine in their coats too. An exciting time of year with plenty still to run before the end of the season ….yes that’s not far away now just six weeks.

One runner at Warwick today when Sugar Storm makes her debut for the yard for new owner Zofia Trembecka-Ross. She is a nice mare who goes nicely at home and we are looking forward to getting her on the track although the ground would be heavier than she has experienced before.

We always love hearing about horses that used to be trained here and especially special ones like Creepy who won a Grade 2 for us around Cheltenham. He continues to enjoy point to pointing and finished 2nd yesterday. A reminder to you all as well to get to Cheltenham early on Tuesday as Any Currency, who needs no introduction, is parading under Harley Cornock at 12.30pm as part of the Retrained Racehorse Parade therefore attending his seventh Cheltenham Festival.

Mothering Sunday so hope none of you have forgotten! Happy Mothers’ Day to my Mum and to Belinda too although with it falling the weekend before Cheltenham it won’t be a day for putting feet up!