Cruachan ran at Ayr on Tuesday 16th ridden by Jonathon England. What should have been nice soft ground which we were hoping for, had disappeared due to the early arrival of some particularly vile weather and the going was officially Heavy by the time of his race. This is not what he enjoys however despite this he still ran a very game race to finish a nice fourth place. Hopefully the rain will soon stop and he will get the ground that he enjoys.
We had a group of seventeen enthusiastic young jockeys here in the yard on a very chilly but sunny Sunday. There were here for their accreditation which they must have before they are able to ride in pony races. All went well and seemed to have loads of fun and learnt a huge amount too. Good Luck for them all and look forward to seeing them on the track!!
Berkshire Downs ridden by Adam Nicol ran another very solid race, on really horrible ground, officially Heavy but it had been waterlogged in places so you can image it was pretty tough going. She set a good sensible pace and jumped nicely thought out, she was tapped for toe at the bottom of the hill but galloped on strongly all the way to the line. A win will come her way soon, but she’s such an honest horse, five runs this season and four seconds.
This Thyne Jude made her debut for us at Musselburgh, running in a two mile hurdle. Since she arrived in the summer we have spent a good while trying to get her to settle at home, she was very nervous and wanted to go everywhere full speed and had seemed to be much better at home, and hopefully would show the same at the track. She was given a lovely ride by Grant Cockburn, who managed to get her settled really nicely at the back of the field and she stayed on nicely up the home straight to finish in sixth place, a very encouraging run from her and importantly […]