Lough Derg Way ran a very good race today to finish 2nd in a Bangor maiden hurdle. He gave the favourite (who had won 4 bumpers previously) a run for his money, and only went down by 2 lengths. Our chap had won his bumper impressively on his first start for us, but then had run below par in his first novice hurdle at Worcester, and I think he needs a bit of time between his races.
We've only had 5 runners this month, and 3 of them have finished 2nd, which is slightly frustrating, but at least our horses are continuing to run well. The 'winter' horses are stepping up their work, and we'll have a few ready in September, but our main thrust will be in October and November.
It was disappointing to read in the paper this morning that Ffos Las will have less fixtures next season. I'm a big fan of the course, and think that other tracks can learn a lesson from Ffos Las about how to entertain owners, and also the facilities for the stable staff, and the horses.