A fine autumn day and a skip in my step this morning after the wonderful Kelso racecourse yet again managed to produce a magical moment with Benny’s Secret reverting to form to win the last race under a well judged ride from Lucy at the staggering odds of 33-1; we made a plan and she carried it out perfectly, needed luck on our side of course and very stressful – usually something or other goes wrong.

Benny’s Secret draws upsides at the last

It may only have been an ordinary handicap hurdle but I’ve been very open about how tricky it has been to get this talented horse right and yesterday was a thoroughly rewarding result for the whole team, whether it proves to be a one-off only time will tell but at least now we have a road to follow.

I said prior to the race that if he we had him right he was very well handicapped and that we believed all was in order though as ever I was hopeful rather than confident.  That information was available to everyone and I was amazed that the price he was sent off at, I’m just pleased that some of the Kinneston faithful took advantage of the market’s generosity though I am afraid that didn’t include me (always hopeful, never confident!). 

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Earlier on the card Dance of Fire I am afraid ran like a non-stayer, he travelled well and jumped proficiently for 12f  but couldn’t go on.  It appears the high class sprinting genes on his dam side are outweighing the staying genes given by his sire, he was a little free early on so it may be worth trying once more with more restraint but we will also be looking for options on the flat.  One entry this week, Landecker at Hexham on Saturday, otherwise all hands on deck preparing the team for what we hope will be a busy winter.