Torrential rain here this morning and the whole team absolutely soaked riding out – awful weather to work in but stopped in time to turn the horses out for the day.
Schooling and work morning and James Best and Patrick Cowley in to ride out. We schooled Witness Protection, Big Nasty, She Has Notions, Mahanakhon Power and City Never Sleeps. We worked Talkischeap, Ben Buie, Reve, Duke of Luckley and Mr Mafia, Mozzaro and Cut And Run did a swinging canter.
Uttoxeter with two runners. Ten Past Midnight bids to follow up his win last week at Newton Abbot and has no penalty for that as it was a Conditional Jockeys’ Race. He seems well and Deb Butler, who rides him out, is happy with him but you never quite know how much a run has taken out of them until you run them again. It would be wonderful to post another win for owner/breeders The Serendipity Syndicate so we’ll see.
Fiddledi Dee (James Best) runs in Division 1 of the Bumper and, after a break, will hopefully run a good deal better than his debut in August when he was disappointing. He’s been going nicely at home, but he always has done, so it’s a case of wait and see. His syndicate have been patient so let’s hope he rewards them with a more encouraging run.