Uttoxeter bound today with two runners. At 2.25pm Be Thankful runs in the 2nd division of the Each Way Extra at bet365 Handicap Hurdle for our Martin Keighley Racing Club and we look forward to seeing our members at Uttoxeter later today. She’s a big fine stamp of a mare but has had more than her fair share of niggly problems. She seems in really good order at the moment and Jasmin, who looks after her and rides her out, is really pleased with her so we are hopeful of a turn in fortunes for her and would be thrilled with a solid run.
At 3.35pm Back On The Lash, who has won both his starts this season over fences, including at Uttoxeter last time, runs in the Listed bet365 Summer Cup under Tom Scudamore as usual pilot Sean Bowen is at Cartmel. Tom came in and schooled him on Friday over fences and he jumped very well. It’s as competitive as ever and obviously a big step up on what he has achieved over fences so far but he’s in great form. He has won 6 out of his 14 races to date and is 2 out of 3 over fences and just imagine Beth Whittle’s celebrations (she looks afer him and rides him out every day) if he were to get his head in front again today?!
Good luck Team and have a great Sunday everybody.