I’ve been very open regarding how frustrated I had become with McGinty’s Dream so it was particularly rewarding to see him travel and jump beautifully round Hexham to win as he liked. Job done and hopefully he can progress from here now that the key has been found.
Another quiet day and showers about so hopefully nice soft ground at Haydock tomorrow where we have four runners who revel in those conditions. We start with Off the Hook who is taking her chance in a Listed Mares Hurdle at 1pm, madness perhaps but we haven’t seen the best of her yet and I think there is a decent possibility that she will run better in a better race if that makes any sense, Lucy rides and 8 run.
Then Spirit of Kayf makes his stable debut in the 2.05, he’s a talented horse who has been off the track for more than two years so tomorrow is entirely about learning a bit more about him and hoping he comes home sound, 5 run and Lucy rides.
Clan Legend makes his seasonal reappearance in the Tommy Whittle Chase at 2.40, one of the North’s iconic handicaps this is a huge ask first time out but he goes well fresh and I hope will improve for the step up in trip, Lucy rides and 12 run.
Finally we run Road to Gold in the 3.15, 8 run and Lucy rides, he ought to have come on for his seasonal reappearance and wears a first time visor in a bid to follow up on his Ayr win last month.
I’m just delighted to have four runners on a classy Saturday card at Haydock; it’s where we want to be so thank you everyone, really good prize money so let’s hope a bit of it finds its way home to Kinneston.