Fourth again for Sugar Beach this afternoon. It's good to see her run with some consitency - she's been a bit of a conundrum but she was a filly we always liked and there's certainly races to be won with her.
Two of the 2-year-old boys head to Newcastle tomorrow, I'm Yer Man and Gorse both run in the 4.30 pm - an eight runner, six furlong Nursery. I'm Yer Man makes his handicap debut and should appreciate the drop back to 6f having ran well over course and distance previously. A marked step up in class for Gorse but he will therefore benefit from a light weight and prior to his last start he was progressing with every run.
It's been beautiful weather for the last few days, crisp but not too chilly and lovely bright sunshine. With strong winds and rain on the way and temperatures set to dip below freezing again, I think it's about time we invest in some SAD light therapy lamps for the office! The horses have their own version - Equilux performance lighting has been brilliant since we had it installed and just one of the benefits is that the horses have looked great in their skin for an extended period, with the clipper blades only just being dug out and dusted off, ready to give some of the woolier boys and girls their first haircuts of the season. Some of the key benefits of Equilux are -
• Improves daytime alertness
• Permits undisturbed night time rest
• ‘Astro’ timer automatically reflects seasonal changes in day length
• ‘Astro’ function extends season of peak performance
• Improves growth and development in young stock
• Increases muscle response to exercise
Sounds just what the girls in the office would like - except the '• Advances season of optimum fertility'...