There has definitely been a change in the weather this week with things not quite as hot as they have been and a bit more cloud about but it hasn't brought any of the much needed rain that we all need. Hopefully the clouds will deliver something as we have a lot of horses who are desperate for some soft ground which we haven't seen in nearly two months now.
There are no ground concerns for Hurricane Kiko as he runs on the all-weather at Chelmsford on Tuesday. He has run very well in two career races to date and looks ready to win when finding the right opportunity which I hope this is. I think he'll stay the one mile trip but I just hope that this race doesn't come too soon after his last run and that there's enough juice left in the tank. Hopefully there is as he seems fresh enough at home.
Fen Tiger is a horse who loves soft ground and that's the reason why he hasn't run since winning at the start of June. He has two entries at Pontefract and Yarmouth on Wednesday and it looks like there's a bit of rain about at both places. He'll probably run in one of them whatever as he needs to let off some steam but soft ground at either venue would mean he has a great chance of winning again.
Also entered at Yarmouth on Wednesday is Heer's Sadie. She found the six furlongs on fast ground a bit too sharp for her last time so she'll need some rain if she is to run any better over the same trip this time.
Our last entries of the week are at Windsor on Sunday and could do with some ease in the going too. Mrs Meader would have a great chance of winning again if she can get that. She was beaten a nose in this same race last year and she seems a better horse this time around so she should run very well if things go her way.
Initiate will be accompanying her more because it is the owner's birthday but her chances would be helped massively with some softer ground.