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After a winner in each of the last two weeks, we couldn't make it three in a row this time but with just two runners it was always going to be tough.
Lulu Star certainly proved worth the long trip up to Newcastle on Thursday when she finished a promising third at big odds and she is one to follow this season.
That same day, Boxatricks made his debut in a very hot Newmarket maiden and was a bit like a rabbit in headlights but has come out of the experience fine and will be a bit more streetwise next time.
The weather was truly glorious this week and it is about time as the winter seems to have dragged on far too long. Most of the horses were prepared with their summer coats out already but a few have still got their winter thermals on and the hair is fast malting with a bit of sun on the horses' backs.
Let's hope things stay nice for Yarmouth's first meeting of the year on Tuesday and we will have a couple of runners there.
Sir Fred hasn't disgraced himself in three maiden runs to date and the handicap mark he was given is what I expected it to be. The step up to 1m2f will help him and I hope he can get his career into action with a good run here.
Heading to the seaside with him will be Oud Metha Bridge who has been a star for us already this year with a win and three seconds to his name in just four runs since we bought him.
I wasn't planning on running him just over a week since last time but this seemed like an ideal race for him at a track that should really suit so I was happy to run him as long as he seemed fresh enough, which he does.
He is rated 12lb lower on the turf than the all-weather so the handicapper clearly thinks he isn't as good on the green stuff but I see no reason why he shouldn't be.
We also have a couple of entries at the other seaside track Brighton on Tuesday evening.
Limerick Lord has been a revelation recently with a brace of successive wins and the handicapper has hiked him up in the weights as a result. Both of those wins came at Southwell so he'll have to prove himself as good on turf but he has run well at the track before. He looks fantastic and Adam Kirby rang up for the ride so at least he thinks he has a good chance!
Also there is Spirit Of Sarwan who has been very frustrating recently but still has lots of ability. I hope the return to Brighton where he has won before will perk him up along with Hollie Doyle riding who has been lucky for us before.
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