No winners on the track this week but some good efforts were put up in defeat including Go On Gal at Leicester on Tuesday. Due to the firm ground she had been off the track for over two months but gamely made all the running before getting tired inside the final furlong. She has won two races at Southwell so will be aimed for another profitable winter there in the coming months.
Another good run came from Boxatricks at Wolverhampton on Saturday night. He hadn't beaten a horse in four career runs but a switch to front-running tactics saw him in a much better light and he wasn't beaten far into fifth place. He is improving with every run and has a win in him.
The only horse to finish outside the prize money was Oud Metha Bridge in the London Mile Final at Kempton on Saturday. He has to make the running to be seen at his best but a slow start saw him at the back of the field early on and he could never get involved. His syndicate of owners had a great day though as we hired a hospitality box for the occasion and we were also lucky enough to see Enable make her comeback run a winning one earlier in the card.
It looks like it'll be a nice and easy week for us in the coming days with just one runner in the pipeline but there's still plenty at home to be done to keep us out of mischief.
Wilson goes to Brighton on Monday and hopefully he can build on his promising first run for us at Sandown last time. He is quite a lazy horse at home but thankfully runs much faster on the track and he showed last time that he stays 1m2f well so we will ride him closer to the pace and hope he can quicken up the hill near the finish. He won at the track last year so it's unique characteristics shouldn't be a problem for him.
The only other runner may be Our Cilla at Lingfield on Saturday but she needs soft ground to run and the forecast looks pretty dry.
FOUR TO FOLLOW LEADERBOARD
Rita Aspland 145
Tony McGovern 134
Dominic Lisle 131
Ged Turley 128
Tony Peacock 128
Simon Kirk 128
Paula Smith 127
Terry Mortimer 125
Mark Arlidge 125
Rod Gleed 122