Martin’s Blog 9th June

A busy Saturday morning with lots of owners in, which we love. Chairman, and owner, Jon Hughes and Jo Stainer in for first lot along with Mark Allen & Kate Docker and we were joined by Sheila Lindsay and Fi Gamble for the remaining lots and plenty of laughter too.

We worked Weuyburn, Mr Mafia, Sarasota Star, Cul De Poule, Forecast, Primogeniture, Enforcement, By Sulamani, Peeping Penny, Lady Vitesse, Morning Herald and Cotswold Prince. Lord Condi and Ask Alice did a swinging canter and the rest just cantered. Warren Marston and Andrew Tinkler were in to ride out.

A beautiful day and a relaxing afternoon with my parents staying with us before all of us head to Stratford Racecourse this evening. We run Matravers for the Martin Keighley Racing Club in the 2 mile Novice’ Hurdle which looks a competitive affair. The club are still buzzing following Dr Dunraven’s win at Worcester last Saturday and it’s great for them to have runners locally and we will have a big turnout tonight. He does look up against it but we are hopeful of a good run.

Hartshorne Abbie runs in the bumper and, as Matravers, is partnered by Andrew Tinkler. She needs to improve on what she has shown already but the track and ground should suit and it would be great if she could run a good race although her future will be over obstacles and we won’t see the best of her until then.