Now that October is here, the winter jumping game is getting into full swing. The first of our winter horses will run on Friday at Fontwell where Marodima is set to run. He adores the track, and he should have a decent chance despite running from a 10lbs higher mark than when he last ran at Newton Abbot in May where he won by 17 lengths. Other horses nearing their first runs are Ultra Klass who finished 3rd and 2nd in a couple of Irish Points last season, and Buxom who won a brace of bumpers last season.
I was reading the pacemaker magazine the other day, and noted an article about my old Regiment - The Kings Royal Hussars - they were talking about the racing traditions of the Regiment. It was quite an interesting article - http://www.pacemakerweekly.com/the-regiment-with-a-racing-ped/