Martin’s Blog 12th October

Windy and wet this morning so a morning of just cantering around our carpet loop at the yard. Semi-retired Vet Alan Walker was here to visit us and it was heartwarming to see and hear how impressed he was with all the improvements we have been making – in particular our ‘outstanding’ gallops. Great to see Alan and always interesting to hear his words of wisdom.

I was pleased with Back on the Lash’s hurdling debut yesterday at Worcester – apart from a mistake at the second last, he mainly jumped and travelled well to finish 3rd and will have learned a lot. He’s not overly big but looks as if he’s going to be as tough as his mother and we’ll have some fun with him. Primogeniture was disappointing and despite looking like being right in the mix turning for home, he stopped suddenly – frustrating. A fun night, however, with all the connections at The Lygon in Broadway – absolutely delicious food and great company.

Paddy Davies was in this morning to look at, and treat, Pirate Look and Jeremy Swan was in to look at a few of the horses too. John Abernethy called in late morning for a catch up and to see Mr Mafia who has earned a chance of a run at Cheltenham later this month.