Our all-weather team of horses are really hitting into full stride now and most of them will be running in the next fortnight.
This week sees a good few of them hitting the track and hopefully there can be some decent runs among them.
Maazel had his first run for us two weeks ago and ran a bit below what we expected. However, he pulled up after the race barely out of breath and it was probably a case of us riding him the wrong way so at Wolverhampton on Monday we will get him covered up and come with a late run which will hopefully see him to best effect. The conditions of the race mean he is off a handy weight so hopefully he can give N.E.T. Racing Club members something to shout about.
On the subject of the Club, we are in the process of creating a member's badge and this week the design was finalised and sent off to be made. Typically in the red and yellow colours of the Club, the badges will be sent out to all current and future members and will be a great way to identify fellow 'N.E.T.ers' at the races. I will let you know when they are ready to be sent out.
Wednesday will see Pitch High bid to bounce back to form after flopping following a win at Newcastle the time before. I think he probably didn't like Chelmsford's surface much last time plus he couldn't make the running so we will write that bad run off as a missed day.
He is in an apprentice race so Milly Naseb (who won on him) is back aboard and hopefully that will see him on a going day as he still has more ability than he has shown.
On Thursday we could have three runners heading to Southwell.
Limerick Lord is a regular there and ran one of his better races the time before last when finishing second. However, a low draw last time proved against him as he never got going and a lot this time will depend on where he is drawn as he doesn't like being crowded in his races. With him, it is about the only time I do want to be drawn in the car park!
Also at Southwell will be Best Example. He showed us last time that he handles the track's unique surface perfectly fine when finishing second behind a revitalised winner and if he can run a similar race again, he should be in with a shout.
Completing the trio will be Go On Gal. She too is another who has good form at the course and she probably just needed the run last time after a break. She will strip fitter on this occasion and is in with a shout of picking up some prize money.
Spirit Of Sarwan has an entry at Lingfield on Friday and it will see him stepping up to 1m2f. He has been running well despite being a bit outpaced over shorter so the hike in trip is worth a try as he looks like he should stay. He is getting down to a rating he can win off and it will just be a case of finding a race he can win.
Rounding off the week will be Secret Strategy at Lingfield on Saturday. He was a winner at Brighton last time we saw him in September and has been given a break since then to freshen him up. He has come back in great order and his homework has been very good so hopefully he can pick up where he left off.
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