10th April 2016
It has been a mixed start to our flat season, a few have run ok and a couple have disappointed. We had a five runners at Doncaster over the two days of their first meeting with no luck, then it was on to Pontefract where we ran Cornborough who was favourite and looked to have a great chance. He jumped quickly out of the stalls and ran very keen early on and only managed a mid field place. I think the horses are in good form at home and after these first few runners I felt sure it was only a matter of time before they started to hit form. This proved right as Lackaday, who we claimed not long ago, won at Catterick in fine style. His owners- the 'Champagne Charlies Club' - have only just started out on their journey as racehorse owners and have now had four runners in total. It was great to have a winner for them so early and I'm sure that Lackaday will be a great horse for them throughout the flat season.
Below is a picture of Lackaday and some of his owners at Catterick.
Our next runner was Veroce who is on a steep upward curve at the moment having won his last two races, he continued his progress finishing second in a race that was not run to suit, he may run again this year if the ground stays soft but if not he is still a nice horse to look forward to next season.
On other news I was delighted to hear that Fentara, who was my last ride (and winner) in the saddle and my first jumps winner as a trainer, had had a colt foal by Midnight Legend this week. She was a great horse for our yard and for her owners 'Chasing Gold', let's hope the foal pictured below at only 12 hours old will be as good if not better than her!