As we all know the weather here in the UK is a little unpredictable over the last few years, in the spring we were all wondering if it was going to stop raining, then after a blistering summer we are all wondering when it is going to rain again! All I know is we really need some, luckily as I write this we have had a little, with more on the way I am told! The rain never came soon enough unfortunately at Chepstow on Tuesday, In The Crowd was running with Nick Scholfield having his first ride for us, he was fairly wound up before hand but that just seems like him, once on the track he relaxed nicely, he jumped like a stag and finished 5th, Nick came in and said he was a winner waiting to happen, he is a very sound horse and copes with running on good ground, but it doesnt suit him and he needs some cut, so now we will wait for some softer ground for him, he has come out the race well and had a few days off.
Madam Be ran at Fontwell on Saturday instead of Warwick as Fontwell were due a little rain, and she needs the softer ground. Again, they never got enough, but she ran a fantastic race to finish a gallant 3rd after setting the pace, the two that finished in front were older, previous winners. She is not really a bumper filly, but I find running jumpers in bumpers really helps their education. Her form now reads 32123....very consistent and we cannot wait to send her jumping. She will stick to mares novice hurdles, hopefully starting off at Plumpton next month.
Norfolk Sky is having a great time chilling out at the minute, Shanandoa is having a quiet week or two as she is coming along nicely but she was just starting to grow a little more and your always best giving them the time they need to fill out and get stronger.
Castlemorris King goes to Kempton for a decent race on Tuesday evening, over a mile and a half, which is on the short side for him but there are not many options at the minute, Willie Twisten-Davies rides him. We will be attending Ascot sales on Tuesday as well to meet a couple of potential new owners which is very exciting!
All the hedges have been cut this week so its looking very tidy round here. We had another lovely chap come and visit us last week to join our racing club, the horses in the club are In The Crowd, Follow The Tracks and Shanandoa. Its a great club to be involved in and we are hoping for some success this coming season!
I shall update further later on in the week.