Unfortunately we couldn't keep up the 100% strike rate for the year with our runners at Chelmsford on Tuesday but we went very close to having two winners in as many weeks of 2022 after Engrave ran another great race.
We know she loves Chelmsford and she was able to make the running with no confirmed front runner in the field. She battled back bravely when headed two furlongs from home but was unfortunately passed by a fast-finisher towards the line and ended up second.
She is in the form of her life and is giving N.E.T. Racing Club members a lot of fun so it was fantastic to see so many of the Club at the races this week.
The Club had two runners that evening but unfortunately Maeve's Memory finished at the other end of the field in her race. It was her first run for us after her previous owner kindly lent her to the Club to see if we could get her to show some form but sadly it appears she isn't up to winning a race.
As ever though, we will make sure she has the best home to start another career and before then she will be joining trainer Phil Collington as a lead horse for his young Arabian racehorses in Newmarket.
John and myself are currently enjoying a week in Tenerife and it's nice to get some sun on the back having left home with temperatures well below zero. We always come to the same hotel in Costa Adeje where we know the facilities are lovely and the hospitality is great. Although we're not big eaters, we get our moneys worth at the all-inclusive through the drinks!
Out and about things are limited as the islands are in a partial coronavirus lockdown but we only came for a relaxing holiday so it doesn't bother us that you can't go jet skiing!
Ross is running the fort at home and the only entry he has to make is for Oud Metha Bridge at Southwell on Sunday. He got back to winning ways there two weeks ago and only went up 2lbs in the ratings for that so he is still on a good mark. He obviously likes the new surface at the track and hopefully the win boosted his confidence and he'll feel like running well again.