It’s too early to self diagnose ourselves as having ‘seconditus’ - an undesirable condition that is often hard to shake off. No, we haven’t caught the dreaded affliction that destines all our horses to filling the runners up spot. Quite the opposite, we are thrilled that they are clearly well and in good spirits, with our last four runners finishing in the thick of the action and walking into the parade ring to stand beneath the 2nd and 3rd poles. It surely won’t be long before one of them marches in to the winners enclosure. I must say a thank you to the hospitality at Redcar racecourse, who looked after our owners very well when Troop was second, a luxury most often reserved solely for the winning connections.
Troop gave us all a huge amount of encouragement when running his best race to date and certainly indicated that now upped in trip, he will win races. Kylie Rules ran an absolute cracker from a poor draw, staying on resolutely from the back of the pack and seeing out her race very well for a filly making her seasonal debut. Red Charmer continued the good form with a pleasing effort to be third at Ayr yesterday. As previously documented, he is a heavy horse and is probably still getting fully race fit and should come on for the run once again. An encouraging start for the yard, let’s keep the ball rolling and get on the scoreboard - hopefully before the end of the month!
Thank you to Sandra & Derek Shewring (Troop, Arnold, Symphonic) for the beautiful flowers and choccies!