8 October 2021
We are off to Chepstow today, which can be considered the unofficial start of the National Hunt season, with some good racing on today. Just the one runner with the yard legend Vivas. He has a bit of poor record recently, but we are hoping he can pick this up and run a nice race with a good round of jumping under Paul O’Brien. He is the best jumper in the yard.
If I Say ran at Ludlow under Dylan Kitts on Wednesday. She ran a nice race and looked exciting on the home bend until she got keen, and Dylan pulled her out. Her inexperience then showed, and she ran wide, losing quite a few lengths. She will definitely be close next time out. Jamacho ran the same day up at Sedgefield, when quite a few fences were omitted. He ran a nice race to come third under Brian Hughes.
Haas Boy ran at Worcester in a strong bumper yesterday. He ran a great race to finish fourth, and just got a bit tired and green on the run in. The winner of the race was a very nice bumper horses of Paul Nicholls, who could not be pulled up afterwards! Therefore, we are sure Haas Boy will come on from the run, and there will be some exciting times ahead.
Brian Hughes was in to ride out this morning and has now headed off to Chepstow. Paul also came in to ride one before going to Lambourn. We sent six horses to work in Lambourn again this morning; Guetapan Collonges, Glen Forsa and Tea For Free did a very strong piece of work as a group and then we sent up the youngsters, No No Tango, Western Zephyr and an Unamed 4yo by Zanzibar. They also went up nicely as a group, and we are very pleased with how Western Zephyr has improved since his last outing.
No runners over the weekend but Do Wanna Know and Maxi Jazz are entered at Huntingdon and Glencassley is in at Wetherby next week.
Have a good weekend everyone.