Martin’s Blog 20th April

Any Currency ran a blinder yesterday over his less preferred regulation fences – he jumped well but isn’t getting any younger. Lots of discussions to be made about him with his owners. He is fresh and well this morning and has eaten up.

Forecast isn’t an easy ride and Conor Shoemark does a great job on him. He wasn’t easy in the preliminaries but he mostly switched him off in the race and he jumped well. He was travelling at least as well as anything else at the bottom of the hill and we all got excited for a bit but he simply didn’t get up the hill so needs a flatter track. A very promising run though and a nice horse.

Last night’s Charity Football match was superb and hats off to Chris Coley and his team for organising such a fun evening. Freddie & Harry were in their element as Mascots for Cheltenham’s Legends XI and Harry was delighted that they won 3-2 much to Freddie’s disgust as he wanted the jockeys to win! I even managed to shoot a penalty past the Pieman Goalie in a brilliant penalty shoot out at half time won by James Simpson-Daniel. I think I fit my racing colours a little better than some of the other trainers too!!!

Graham and Laura Hollick, Lucy Albutt and lots of their friends and family were in this morning for breakfast and a morning on the gallops. A very busy morning but fun.

Two runners today. Brillare Momento is in a hot Mares’ Hurdle but is a lovely mare and in good form so I’d hope she would make her way into the winners’ enclosure. Solstice Star would prefer softer ground but has acted on good and with the further distance and him being in good form with himself I’m hoping for a bold bid from him too.

The Sales tonight and Gerry Hogan has a shortlist for us so do get in touch if you’d like to join us there. Give me a call.