Not a bad day at all, cold still, but no frost/snow/gales/hail/rain for a change. As I suspected no winners from our five runners over the last few days but they ran well and I think their placing relative to their odds suggests they are generally running above expectations- 2nd @ 18-1, 3rd @ 33-1, 4th @25-1, 5th @ 10-1 and 7th @ 80-1.
Particularly pleasing was the bounce back in form of Dutch Canyon at Musselburgh, Catch has put a lot of effort into trying to turn this horse round and it was great to see that rewarded, also very pleased with Killer Crow who also looked on the way back to his best.
The winners slot needs filled though and we have one chance of doing that this weekend, Lake View Lad in the 2.45 at Haydock tomorrow where the ground is heavy.
He’s in the form of his life and should relish the conditions of what is a decent four runner affair – ground/trip/track all fine but will he prove the best horse in the race – hope so! Back at base on Sunday but then hoping to be at Carlisle on Monday and Wetherby on Tuesday….