"Rainbow Mist" ran a cracker today at Chantilly when finishing a close up fourth in their Listed race over five furlongs for two year olds. Ridden by top jockey Gerard Mosse who thought he "should have been second" having made his move sooner than he would have liked only for Rainbow Mist to idle underneath his rider. It was a good effort and, had we not run him in the Redcar Tote Trophy only last Saturday he would undoubtedly have been a much fresher horse but, we all hoped he would get the six furlongs and, he was so "well in" that it was hard to make a case for not running him. So often horses give the impression they want further by finishing strongly but they simply don't. Rainbow Mist is an out and out five furlong sprinter at two, he may well stay further in time - but not now. Neverthelss he ran very well and loved his trip to France.
Rainbow Mist (number 3)
At home it was business as usual, a work morning but with a smaller string thanks to several horses being "roughed off" for the winter. Ian and Nancy arrived with a bag full of goodies to make her famous "Nancy's Breakfast" which was as delicious as ever. Over at the farm, work with the yearlings continued, Rowan was the centre of attention from the gorgeous grey colt by Lethal Force who took a shine to Rowan and grabbed him by the arm. The ridden babies are doing really well while the others are on the walkers and lunging with breaking bits in ready for their turn for the next stage.