Martin’s Blog 8th July

The sun was out early this morning and it’s even more stunning here 1st lot when the sun is coming up. Matthew Baker, Jon Hughes and Paul Davis all in to watch the workers 1st lot and Warren Marston & James Best in to ride out.

We worked Mr Mafia, Ten Past Midnight, Windy Cove, Rug A Rig, Borderline, Herecomeshogan, Debden Bank, Culverwell and Codey Jones. Chenery and Kalibrate both did a swinging canter and the rest just cantered.

A quiet week since Blazing Court ran at Worcester on Monday with no runners since. Blazing Court is a lovely big horse for the future and Brian Hughes felt he struggled on the bends at Worcester and is a super horse for the future but will improve for hurdles. Looking at him you’d say he is a future chaser but it was great to get a couple of runs under his belt before he goes jumping. He’ll have a summer holiday now.

On Sunday Ben Buie runs at Stratford and Champion Jockey Brian Hughes is in the saddle for the first time with his usual pilot, Sean Bowen, at Perth.

Freddie was hoping to make his pony racing debut in the Dragon (TV & Film) Studios Racecourse Series at Ascot but he is 2nd reserve and we don’t think he looks likely to get a run. He obviously needs 2 to drop out and that’s not looking likely now. Him & Belinda are glued to the PRA website just in case…!

Earlier in the week we took Run A Rig and Ben Buie to Jon Trice-Rolph’s Todenham base for some gymnastic jumping and they both jumped really well. It’s great to have Zara Tindall’s Run A Rig back in training and she looks fabulous after doing her pre-training at AP McCoy’s Lambourn base.



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