I haven't updated for a little while, we have been very busy in the yard and had a few runners. Most of our afternoons are either spent putting up more running rail or clipping at the minute!
The weather can't seem to make up its mind as to whether it is going to be warm and wet or freezing cold! Luckily with our fantastic facilities here we never miss a day, the all weather gallop is still usable with any amount of rain and down to the coldest of temperatures! Which is great! We are also very fortunate to not have to worry about the conditions on the grass as we are able to school on the all weather aswell.
We have had some new runners over the last week or so which have run with great credit, Green Du Ciel had his first run for nearly two years and his first run on the flat for over 2000 days! The trip was plenty on the sharp side when he made his debut on the all weather last week, young Hattie Heal was on him, riding him for the first time on the racecourse and they ran a brilliant race, beaten only 6 lengths! He is due to go back to Lingfield on Wednesday over a much further 1m7f for another amateur race, again with Hattie due to ride, we think that longer trip will suit him much better, and he is in great form!
Another one back after a very long time out was Follow The Tracks, he ran at Wincanton last week with Mikey Hamill on board over 2m4f, he ran well for a long way but the trip was very much too short but he galloped to the line and jumped well to finish 6th, the most important thing was he came out of the race in good order, his legs are A1 which is brilliant considering the vets that treated him originally were very suspicious of him reaching the track again! He is nice and fresh and due to head to Towcester over 3m later on in the month. He should give his racing club some great fun this season!
In The Crowd ran at Taunton on Thursday for the racing club, on which was a very cold and murky day! He made much of the running and finished a gallant 3rd, Nick Scholfield rode him and was very happy with him, he will go over slightly further now and we will consider looking at Novice chases as he does jump well. He has now had 5 runs for us, and been placed 3 times, not bad considering when we brought him he hadn't been sighted in his last 6 runs! His confidence is growing all the time which is lovely to see.
We are delighted to be expecting another new face to Tall Trees tomorrow, Ballyheigue, a dual flat winner that has just had a break and we look forward to seeing what we can do with him.
Madam Be is due to head to Wincanton on Thursday for a very hot looking maiden hurdle, she should get her ground and we look forward to her running again. She is currently for sale to stay in the yard! Her form currently reads 321233, she will make someone a proper NH horse for the future.
We have our last few places left in the Brian Barr Racing Club, great fun, many yard visits, and some quality horses to enjoy the ownership of. Check out our Racing Club page or call Daisy on 07975754622!