After a winner last week, the horses kept knocking on the door this past week as they added yet more prize money to the kitty.
Majestic Moon was turned out again quickly after his win at Southwell and he proved it was no fluke when finishing a fine second under a big wieght over a trip that is a little on the short side for him. The same day, Go On Gal added another placing to her CV when third at the same track.
Hopefully there will be more of the same this week as the show rolls on, starting tomorrow at Wolverhampton.
Pitch High hasn't matched the form of his win in November in a few runs since then but he has had his excuses and hopefully there won't be any on Monday. He prefers to make the running so you will know pretty quickly whether he has a chance or not but, if he can get his head in front early on, he should run a good race.
Also there will be Maazel for the NET Racing Club. Her ran a great race at the track the time before last before the way the race was run went against him last time at Kempton. The conditions of this race suit him and he is very fresh at home so I think he should be involved at the business end again.
On the subject of the Club, members' metal badges are now available and I will take some to Wolverhampton for those attending. If you are a member, be sure to ask me for one as I will carry some around with me over the next few weeks.
It has been a few years since we had a runner in a bumper so I don't exactly know how Champagne Reef will fare in one at Huntingdon on Thursday but her work at home suggests she isn't useless. She is a lovely and big filly who has needed time to mature and seeing as she is four-years old now, she might as well start in a bumper as she can always run on the flat later on whereas you can't run on the flat and then go for a bumper later. She has done plenty of work so should be fit enough but I don't think she will like the ground really soft.
Rounding off the week will be a couple of entries at Chelmsford.
I've been trying to find a maiden race that Lulu Star can win but you're always up against the likes of Godolphin in them so they are never easy. After this run she will qualify for handicap races and she should win one of them.
Also entered there will be Limerick Lord. There has been an additional meeting put on at Chelmsford on Wednesday where he will also be entered so I'll have a look at both races and see which looks easier for him. He usually runs at Southwell over the winter as he likes it there so he'll need to prove he's as effective elsewhere but I think the track will suit him as they go a fast pace which he enjoys.