Four runners today at Southwell and an early start as with the evenings continuing to draw in the 1st race today is 12.20pm.
We run Mozzaro in the first race with is a Handicap Chase over 2m 4f. His best form over hurdles was at Southwell and I’m hoping that fences will make a man of him as he looks every inch a chaser. He’s been one of the most backward horses I’ve trained but is so likeable and a lovely stamp of a horse so I’m hoping for another step forward today. The small field should ensure he has a good view of his fences and James Best, who knows him well, rides.
Mahanakhon Power is our second runner for David Parry and is partnered by Sam Twiston-Davies who rode him last time when he put up a much improved performance and we hope he builds on that again. Again, it’s a small field and so he should have plenty of room to see his hurdles.
Cut And Run represents our Racing Club in the 3m Handicap hurdle under Ben Godfrey who takes 5lbs off her back. It’s been a couple of years since she won but we live in hope! She enjoys good ground.
Finally we run Ten Past Midnight who has won his last two races and steps up in trip under James Best to 2 1/2 miles. He’ll also like the good ground but looks to have a very well backed favourite to beat. Three wins in a row really would be a dream come true for his owner/breeders The Serendipity Syndicate headed by Michael Chitty but he’s already given them so much fun so hopefully he’ll post another solid run.
Good luck Team.
Yesterday we had a visit from Tony Senter who is a part owner of today’s first runner Mozzaro. One of his guests was Todd Matthews, groundsman at Worcestershire County Cricket Club and it was lovely to catch up with them all.