We skilled a irritating time over the 4 days at Cheltenham. I felt my greatest possibilities have been on the Wednesday however rain on watered floor modified the going to heavy and put paid to our plans.
The very best factor was to not run Bravemansgame, McFabulous and Thyme White in these testing situations and preserve them contemporary for Aintree. I pulled a pair extra horses out on Thursday then Bob And Co fell at an early stage within the Hunter Chase on Friday.
That almost summed up our luck on the Competition. This stuff occur generally. You simply should take it on the chin and look ahead quite than dwell on what may need been.
On Tuesday Bell Ex One ran a race filled with promise on his debut for us in ending properly to take third place within the Boodles 4 Yr Outdated Handicap. He was unsuited by the regular early tempo, was staying on strongly on the end and is one other who will likely be in our workforce at Aintree.
Sadly Frodon suffered a extremely dangerous minimize to a hind leg when one thing jumped into the again of him within the Ultima Handicap Chase. He could have three weeks standing in his field and won’t be operating once more this season. All being properly he’ll return to Down Royal in November in a bid to repeat his nice win within the Champion Chase.
On Wednesday Politologue bowed out with yet one more creditable run on the Competition by ending fourth within the Queen Mom Champion Chase. He has been an absolute legend for us, successful a Champion Chase, two Tingle Creeks, and over £1 million in prize cash.
Politologue will return to his proprietor John Hales on the finish of the season for his regular summer season vacation and can then transfer to Dorset with Mike and Lucy Felton the place he’ll be a part of Huge Buckson in retirement.
Two winners over the weekend took our rating for the season to 122. With simply over a month to go earlier than the ultimate day at Sandown it’s a case of onwards and upwards as we gear as much as have an enormous workforce for Ayr, then Aintree and all the great races in April.
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