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28th June 2012

28-June-2012 0:00
in General
by Admin

Knighton Combe won the Summer National last year, and the race is this weekend, but we decided to swerve that this season as he is 9lbs higher this year, and the race is 2 furlongs shorter as well this year.  We therefore ran him in a handicap hurdle at Worcester yesterday, as he looked potentially well handicapped being 14lbs better off over hurdles.  He missed the start due to one horse refusing to race, and was then playing catch up.  Tom got him into contention at the 2nd last, where I thought he would stay on and be involved in the finish, but unfortunately he made a mistake and pulled his off fore shoe off, and re-aggravated a previous injury.  Thankfully he will be ok, but the poor chap didn't deserve that at all.