Cold and crisp down here in London where I am for 36 hours catching up with a few people.
Fortunate to be able to reflect on a brilliant few days, Thursday’s Ayr double having been followed up by Lake View Lad’s win in the Rehearsal Chase and then a wonderful across the card double on Sunday.
Calivigny’s win looked most unlikely even half way up the run in but an exceptional power packed drive by Lucy got him up in the shadow of the post to win the valuable Northern Lights Middle Distance Chase Final.
An hour earlier the legend that is Ted Veale won for Kit at the Border point-to-point on his first start for the yard, it’s lovely to be able to find opportunities where a formerly very good horse can still win despite the years catching up with him.
Delighted all round and a huge testament to our team whose care and commitment is unsurpassed. The Team’s first runner as an Owner didn’t bring home much in the way of prize money at Musselburgh yesterday but Dance of Fire’s comeback run after a year off was very satisfactory and he should be able to build on this especially if given a little assistance from the handicapper.
Further assistance from that department would also be welcome for Left Back who ran OK round a track that didn’t really suit. A brief respite before another busy weekend, we have entries at Aintree and Wetherby on Saturday and Kelso on Sunday, let’s hope we can keep up the good work and the great leveller that is racing doesn’t catch up with us too soon!