It was a busy week and I'm glad to finally have a day at home but it was certainly a productive one with some good results and promise for the future.
Gas Monkey and Majestic Moon kept up the yard's good run of form with a second place each whilst Oud Metha Bridge and Highway Robbery ran with promise on their first outings of the year and will definitely improve for the runs.
Limerick Lord couldn't match his win the time before at Southwell when finishing near the back at the same course on Wednesday but he got squeezed out at the start and it is game over once you get in behind in the kickback at Southwell. He will bounce back quickly I'm sure.
Terri Rules again blew her chance at Wolverhampton on Saturday night by rearing up as the stalls opened. It is becoming an annoying habit now as the lost ground is extremely hard to make up over sprint trips. We will try some different things with her to hopefully get her to start on level terms as she is handicapped to win now.
Thankfully I'll be able to spend a bit more time at home this week as we haven't got any entries until Wednesday but that is likely to be a manic day with five entries at two different meetings although we are only likely to have two runners at each racecourse.
At Lingfield, Wilson will have his first run since January and he is the type that could run well fresh. There weren't many opportunities for him so I decided to give him a break to freshen up and he is back over the course and distance which he last won over. If he can get a nice handy position, he should be involved at the finish.
Accompanying him will be Winter Snowdrop. She is in a very competitive novice race and this run will qualify her for a handicap rating so she is just best watched this time.
I hope we have a couple of good chances at Kempton too. Boxatricks likes the track and ran well there last time. Races for him have been hard to find and this one is a grade higher than I'd like to run him in but you have to go where the races are. He is well in himself so should be in the thick of things.
Heading there with him is Approve The Dream. Likewise, I wanted to run him on the turf but there aren't any suitable races so he can have a run here to get him 100% fit as he is quite a big and stuffy horse who needs plenty of work.
On Thursday I have entered Lulu Star and Casey Banter but I'll see how they are during the week before deciding to run. Lulu ran last week and it was a waste of time as she missed the break and had to sit last through the race. She is best when up with the pace so that run can be in ignored, Casey ran well last time when third at Kempton but has been in season since so I'll see if she is back in top form before running.
Rounding off the week will be a couple of entries at Wolverhampton on Saturday. Terri Rules could make a quick reappearance and, as I said earlier, is capable of winning if getting a good start. Miss Green Dream could run too and you can forget her run last time as the distance was too short. She's back up to 1m4f here which is more suitable.
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