Sunny and mild this morning but a wet night and ground at Perth likely to be very heavy, at least racing goes ahead after an early morning inspection and should be wet rather than holding. This is unlikely to suit our runner Jet Master who is likely to go off favourite for the 2.40 in which there are 4 runners (Lucy rides).
To be honest I’d prefer better ground and a more competitive race as he has won the last two renewals of this contest on good to soft ground and until February this year had never beaten another horse in his previous four starts on heavy, his run in February on the ground was pretty moderate as well even though he finished 4th, having said all of that he is a worthy favourite and could well defy the conditions – let’s hope so! A pleasing effort from Landecker at Perth yesterday running a solid race to finish 4th despite his somewhat insulting odds of 22-1, with luck he will have another good season ahead of him and a great photo taken by Dennis Penny below.
A memorable and significant morning in the history of training horses at Kinneston as we were able to use part of our new gallop facility for the first time; the whole thing will be finished by lunchtime today and so far I am absolutely delighted with how it has all worked out. We will feel our way gently with it but exciting times and I feel most fortunate and extremely grateful to all those who made it possible – thank you.