Just one runner for us last week but it was a great effort from Mrs Meader to finish her season with another second place. It has been frustrating not to win with her but she has put in some decent efforts this year and now heads off on a winter holiday with Spanish Mane as neither of them run particularly well on the all-weather.
The yearlings are progressing very well and are now all being ridden with some learning the ropes faster than others but all are getting the hang of it eventually. No one horse is the same and their personalities are all coming out even at this early stage and it'll be interesting to see how they progress through the winter and beyond. Details of the yearling we have for syndication were in last week's blog and we still have a few shares left if you would like to get involved. See our OWNERSHIP page for more info.
The turf season comes to a close next weekend but most of our runners in the coming days will be on the all-weather.
On Monday we head to Kempton with two and Oud Metha Bridge looks to hold the best chance now that the handicapper has given a bit of easing and he can drop down into a 0-60 race for the first time in a while. He can sometimes be slow out of the stalls which can cost him but hopefully he's in the mood to run.
Going with him will be You Didn't Did You who will be having her first run. She has taken a while to mature and develop so this will be a good experience for her.
Fen Tiger has had lots of entries in the hope he can get a run somewhere on the turf but he keeps getting balloted out frustratingly as he is ready to win. He's in at Nottingham on Wednesday and would have a great chance if he can get a run and the ground is soft.
Saturday we will be at Chelmsford with the return of a couple of fillies who had short breaks recently. Queen's Company showed a lot of promise on her debut but then suffered a hairline fracture in her leg which we had to give time to heal. She's back in good health now and I hope she can put in another good show even though she will improve for the run.
Hot Romance went a bit lethargic and off her food after her last run so we gave her a short break in the paddocks and she has come back in top form. This is her first run in a handicap but I think her rating is very fair and hopefully she can be competitive off it.
Engrave will also be entered that day but she may not get a run as she is rated higher than the race band and is the first to be eliminated. She loves Chelmsford and always runs well there when getting a chance.