The wettest of years is ending in the wettest of ways and yesterday’s 7 hour round trip to Haydock was fittingly wet all the way, I’m not sure how they managed to race but they did in the most testing of conditions and it produced a significant result for the yard. Our first runner in a Listed Race was shown little respect by the markets, sent off the outsider of the six runners Little Glenshee toughed it out from the front and battled on bravely to secure a valuable second prize, a step up for the stable and rather miraculously some much coveted black type for our family line that started four generations ago at Ascot Sales in June 1973. Later in the afternoon Makhzoon put up a creditable effort to finish 5th in the 3m handicap hurdle, there should be more to come from him.
No runners until Kelso next Saturday when we hope to be well represented and then if the weather allows there should be lots of racing in the first few days of January at Musselburgh and Ayr. All that remains is to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and thank you for taking the time to read this blog……..