We’ve only had three runners so far this month, and two of them have hit the crossbar and one looked to be running a big race when slipping up on the final turn for home – all slightly frustrating, but at least our small summer team are running well, whilst the autumn team are limbering up on the touchline.
Adrrastos probably ran a career best when 2nd last week at Southwell. He’s off a mark of 140 now, and it was lovely to see him bounce back after a rare disappointing run in the Grade 3 Summer Plate at Market Rasen where he missed the break and couldn’t get back into the race. He’ll be tricky enough to place now but he’s sure to continue to give everyone an awful lot of fun – he’s already won 7 races for us.
Adrrastos runs a career best at Southwell last week to be 2nd off a mark of 140.
Since the resumption of jump racing post Covid, there has been a lack of better-quality racing, and so it has rather forced us where to run and there hasn’t been any opportunity to ‘duck and dive’ to find the most winnable race. To that end Pacify made his chasing debut in a highly competitive novice chase at Uttoxeter last weekend. He jumped a bit slowly but ran nicely to be 2nd. Having won five novice hurdles last autumn, I am sure he can make his mark over fences, and we might let him take his chance over 2m4 at Newton Abbot this week.
Pacify is 2nd on chasing debut.
Luckily both Max Kendrick and Coole Well both got up relatively unscathed from a nasty incident at Cartmel last week when they slipped up on the final bend when still with every chance. It was probably too far out to say what may have happened, but at least they were both ok after the incident and we live to fight another day.
Although we have had less summer horses this season, we have got a few of the “spring horses” ready earlier this year, and we’ll start them off in the next couple of weeks and run them through into December all being well. So hopefully we’ll begin to have a few more runners in the next few weeks. The excitement is building…..