Last Wednesday we had two runners at Kempton Park in Raha and Heer's Sadie. I wasn't looking forward to the day much as the weather wasn't very pleasant but the horses both ran very credible races which definitely helped raise the spirits through the lashing rain. We started the evening with Heer's Sadie who was having her first run. She has been impressing at home so I was looking forward to her running and after breaking smartly and travelling well she ran an encouraging race. She is still learning her trade but I am hoping that she will prove a fun horse for her owner John Ford.
Raha has been to Kempton a few times this All-Weather season and ran her best race there on Wednesday. We did want to try her at Southwell but were unable to find a suitable race so back to Kempton we went and she repaid the decision by running an excellent second, just beaten. This will probably be her last run on the synthetic surfaces as with the turf season starting in a matter of weeks I feel we should freshen her up in the hope of repeating her success on the grass from last year.
On Friday we had two runners at Wolverhampton. Sir Gregory ran an excellent race to finish third on his first start while Piranhadrama seemed to fade quite quickly in the dying strides of her race.
Looking ahead to this week, we have only one runner on Wednesday at Kempton. Valletta Sunset ran a nice race last time out where we changed his running style from his previous runs. He seemed to like front running so we will hopefully be able to employ that again on Wednesday.
As we get ever closer to the return of the turf I am getting very excited by our team of horses for the season. Old favourites have been showing their spark on the gallops the last few weeks and we have some young unexposed horses to go to war with also. With the return of the flat also comes the return of owners, hopefully, and I can't wait to be able to share a glass of wine with you all in the coming months. I have greatly missed the social aspect of going racing and having owners to the yard on Saturday mornings so fingers crossed the infection rate does not rise after children have returned to school and we can keep the target date for some normality.
Happy Mother's Day!