4 October 2021
Horses RTF (running to form) = 54% according to the Racing Post! Long may it continue. It was a quiet weekend of no runners, and a surprise winner in the Arc! We have no runners today but three runners at Huntingdon tomorrow. Midnight Jewel and Freethinker in separate divisions of the 2m3f Handicap Hurdle, Tom Buckley and Paul O’Brien take the ride respectively. We have changed up Freethinkers routine, and he now does the majority of his work on the round gallop which seems to keep him alot more relaxed, lets see whether this can be reflected on the track. Champagne Noir runs in the 3m1f Handicap Hurdle with Sam Twiston-Davies on board. Let’s hope we can keep up our winning streak. On Wednesday we have If I Say in the bumper at Ludlow with Dylan Kitts on board and Jamacho is declared at Sedgefield in a Novice Chase with Brian riding.
The mornings are definitely getting crisper, and the horses are getting woollier! They are starting to get their winter coats through, and the clipping ladies have started coming in and will now be busy throughout the winter. Horses get clipped through the winter to minimise sweating and it enables them to dry and cool off more effectively.
We have entries on Thursday at Worcester, Vivas and Haas Boy, and Vivas is also entered at Chepstow on Friday.
This months newsletter has now been sent out, please click the link to have a read - https://mailchi.mp/9b79dd905e03/charlie-longsdon-march-newsletter-5709124 - I am not sure why the link says ‘March’ newsletter, but I can assure you it is Septembers issue! That is something I need to look into.
Have a good week everyone.