As March dawns, bright, cold and dry, our sights are firmly fixed on...the weather forecast! It has been extremely dry throughout this month and there is little rain on the weeks ahead looking towards Cheltenham. If the ground is ok, we will hopefully have four runners at the meeting, enough to keep us busy!
Since the New Year we have had a couple of winners, Celtic Art has now won 2 novice hurdles at Wincanton, he has been a fantastic fun horse
who has now won four for us since being bought from the Ascot Sales in November 2021, twice on the all weather and now twice over hurdles. Owned by the late John Carrington, he carries his colours with pride!
Sizable Sam has always promised to be an exciting horse and we have been very careful this season with his races. He kept bumping into one and finishing second but thankfully put in a good round of jumping to win a Novice Chase at Exeter. We are looking at some of the better staying chases next season with him so he can fulfil his potential.
Stormy Flight is now repaying his owner's patience and perseverance after finishing second and winning on his last two starts.
A return trip to Taunton saw Lady KK return to the winners enclosure in 23 months, she benefitted from the return to fences and the application of cheek pieces and has secured qualification for the Challenger Mares' Chase Final at Cheltenham in April where there will hopefully be softish ground to suit her. With the final over 3m 1f it baffles that the qualifiers are run over a much shorter trip at such a sharp track. Full credit to Jason Loosemore and his team for getting such good ground at the course despite the dry weather.
We were very lucky to welcome Sally Randall in on Tuesday morning to coach our riders, we are very fortunate to have such a great team of young riders and want to help them improve at every opportunity. This ensures the horses are ridden everyday by the best, which helps them on the racecourse.