PROMISING FIRST RUN
Pampellone ran exactly as we had hoped and I was very pleased with her run. She was very keen for the first mile, and hit the front turning for home. She and the odds on favourite pulled well clear of the rest of the field, but Swinbank's horse was always going slightly better, and eventually she was beaten a few lengths. It was a really pleasing effort and it should put her spot on for her hurdling debut over 2m3f in 3 weeks - hopefully with a hurdle in front of her she will settle better... It is great that she is fine this morning except for a few little cuts where some 'free' sorts galloped all over her early in the race and we have turned her out in the paddock. Her good run has also told us that we are roughly where we had hoped with the rest of the horses. A good few will now be ready to run after the September break.
Sadly. Albert and I are off to Doreen's funeral this afternoon. It is guaranteed to be very busy and I am sure it will be a celebration - as Doreen wouild have wanted, rather than a sombre occasion.