Winner winner chicken dinner, courtesy of CHANT. Thank goodness, because we were starving. We haven't been shy about the fact that things clearly haven't gone to plan so far this season. It's incredibly frustrating and highly stressful when you feed the same way you fed them when every thing was going well; you work them just as hard, you take them for racecourse gallops, you have great vets, grade A facilities, a top physio and staff that care. You have to believe in yourself and your team, trust that you will come out the other side and just keep going. Owners like Ann Starkie - owner of Chant - make life easier. Loyal, understanding and patient. She loves Chant very much and has stood by him through various troubles, always willing to give him time when he has needed it. We're really glad that we've been able to reward her patience. Chant was a yearling purchase and now aged 7 he is one of the big characters in the yard. He pulls like a train no matter who is on board and quite literally smiles when a camera is pointed in his direction. We were certainly hopeful that he could get the ball rolling for us tonight, given his only previous start this season saw him finish an encouraging second. Fingers crossed that he goes back to the yard this evening and tells all of his mates how much fun winning is!