1 June 2021
I hope you have all been enjoying the sunshine, we certainly have been here. I am sorry for the lack of communication over the past week, it is always a bit quieter come the summer months. We have just sent out our May Newsletter, so please click the link to have a read. https://mailchi.mp/0775b4f76e71/charlie-longsdon-march-newsletter-5345880
Since we last spoke, Do Wanna Know and Calvario have been sent out for their summer holidays along with our 4 year old Walk In The Park gelding. It is so nice to finally have the sun on their backs and the rugs off. They all look to be having a great time. Jamacho is fine after his wasted trip to Ludlow and is back on the gallops.
Mrs Fox-Pitt has been in to watch her 2 year olds, Queen Mandana and Imperial Jade, on the gallops and was really pleased with how they are going. Fizz, the Getaway 3yo that we currently have in for breaking is now riding away, and it is great to see. She is showing a great attitude so far. Since Brogan has disappeared off to France for the summer, Paul has been in riding them away and doing a fantastic job.
Midnight Jewel ran at Fontwell on Sunday and did not run a great race. The going was Good To Firm and Jester was dropped back in trip to 2m1f where he just got run off his feet on a tight track, pushing him back in the field. He did not have a hard race and will be back out again soon. It was lovely summer weather at Fontwell, and so nice to see all the public back having a nice time. Although, we have all now got used to racing behind closed doors it is rather weird with a crowd!
A busy day at Huntingdon yesterday with three runners, Punctuation, Hoot At Midnight and Train Hill. The first runner of the day was Grant Leon’s Punctuation with Aidan Coleman on board, first time in handicap company. To be honest, he was slightly disappointing to finish out the back. However, he was much more settled this time and jumped well, therefore next time out he will be able to be ridden in behind the leaders and hopefully be somewhere close. Hoot At Midnight ran a fabulous race back over fences to finish 3rd. She was given the perfect ride from Charlie Deutsch, and it was nice to see her complete around a course of fences. It was great to see owners & breeders Neil & Jane Maltby at Huntingdon. Finally, Train Hill ran under Kielan Woods. Coming around the top bend it looked as though Train Hill was going to be the winner, however he then just emptied out up the home straight. It was disappointing to see, and we will definitely be getting him checked all over to see if there was a reason for that. It was so hot at Huntingdon yesterday, and the public was not there due to the flooding they had through the winter.
We have no runners until the weekend now where we have entries for Local Affair, Oscar Montel, The Vollan and Beyond The Clouds.