Delighted that Allthekingshorses won the NPPA Conditions Race at the Border point-to-point yesterday, sent off the outsider of five he stayed on strongly to win what may well end up being his final race in good style – great for Jamie to bag another winner and keep him hungry for more!
And a perfect day on Saturday, morning out with the horses, a Royal Wedding lunch, an afternoon round the farm then a couple of hours in the office prior to a party at night…. the weather certainly helps.
Despite only having 15 horses left in work the weekend was spent trying to get ahead with a busy week looming at Doncaster sales Tues – Thurs and an evening meeting at Hexham on Tues to fit in where we have three declared runners on ground that should be good watered summer ground.
We start with two runners in the staying handicap hurdle at 7pm, Frankie’s Promise (Lucy) and Andhaar (Blair Campbell), 11 run. Frankie is returning from a spell point-to-pointing and looks well treated relative to his earlier form however it’s a long time since we’ve seen any of that! Andhaar has similarly come down a long way in the weights and his run over course and distance 10 days ago wasn’t a bad effort at all so he could run well off a low weight.
McGinty’s Dream then runs in the 8.30, 6 run and Lucy rides, he ran well to be 4th of 17 over hurdles last time here and was still travelling sweetly when blundering 4 out last time over fences so hopefully he will go well despite being out of the handicap proper.
So how did we do at Perth last week….. a bit frustrating not to manage a winner from our 10 runners but I was pleased with how they ran in general with 5 out of the 10 making the first 4.
We have three horses going to the sales on Thursday all of which should win more races and would be enthusiastically received back here at Kinneston if anyone would like to buy them.