There were some more solid runs from the team this week with all four runners coming home with prize money. Winter Snowdrop and Spanish Mane both filled the third spot at Kempton on Wednesday evening whilst Sea Shack finished fourth yet again at Southwell on Friday evening - his third fourth place finish in a row but at least the old boy is consistent. Oud Metha Bridge ran an unusually bad race that night too but he got crowded early on and never likes that so he can be forgiven.
There was more wind than rain for us this weekend as Storm Dennis hit and thankfully there looks to be less damage than when Ciara visited the week before. It's hard to think there's just five weeks until the flat season starts - it seems a long way off weather wise!
Wilson kicks off the week on Monday at Kempton and he has been building back up to form with a really encouraging run last time. He has been drawn 11 of 11 this time which isn't ideal but hopefully he can do his best to overcome it.
On Tuesday we will be back under the floodlights at Southwell and Limerick Lord should have a good chance as he too seems to be hitting top form now since the blinkers were put on him. He ran well last time considering the way the race was run and he is a better horse at this track.
Going with him will be War Empress. She has been unlucky not to win this winter and this will be a bit of an experiment to see if she likes Southwell's sand surface. She looks like a horse who should and I've put eye-shields on her to help keep the kickback out of her face.
I've got Engrave entered at Kempton on Wednesday but I doubt she will run so the week will be wrapped up with Noble Account at Wolverhampton on Friday evening. He ran well last time after a holiday and should be a bit fitter here. We still aren't sure the best way to ride him so we might try some different tactics this time to see if he is happier running like that.