Tuesday February 26th
We have passed through the worrying times of the equine flu outbreak and the BHA have handled the situation really well and contained the problem. They are still being very cautious and checking every horse before they enter the racecourses and Point to Points.
The horses have all enjoyed the break from racing and it’s been a time to freshen them up.
We returned to racing last week with a good winner with ‘Quantum Of Solace’ at Ludlow. We nearly had a double on the day but in a stewards enquiry we lost the race. It was a shame for the owners but ‘Champagne Well’ didn’t know about the enquiry so in his eyes he won and he was very happy with himself…!!!
The gorgeous ‘Champagne Well’.
We started this week off with another close call when ‘Diamond Fort’ was beaten in a photo finish at Uttoxeter. Connor gave him a patient ride and he flew home to just fail.
‘Belle Amis’ then ran in a Mares Novice hurdle and had a solid run in preparation for a longer race later in March.
Up in Scotland, Paddy gave ‘Liosduin Bhearna’ a positive ride to win the 2m5 handicap hurdle at Ayr. We have had a lot of luck at the track and added another winner to the FOB Racing Partnership tally.
‘Liosduin Bhearna’ in the winners enclosure with some of the dedicated members of FOB4!!
The FOB Racing Partnerships have been so much fun and all of the horses have been so consistent. It’s an affordable way to get into ownership and meet new people. We have just started the list for FOB8 which is an 8 share Partnership. The Partnership will own the lovely winning 6 year old mare ‘Proper Ticket’ who isn’t far off a run. She showed guts to win her Point to Point in Ireland.
The lovely mare ‘Proper Ticket’ by Gold Well.
Today we just have 1 runner at Ffos Las. The ground went too quick at Leicester so we pulled out of that meeting.
‘Cage Of Fear’ makes his debut for us in the Bumper at 4:40. He was 2nd in his only start in an Irish Point to Point last season and he is going well at home. Due to the drying ground all over the country, the welsh track has attracted a large and competitive field due to their ground being softer than most. We are hoping for a solid run today.
No runners tomorrow but a busy end to the week.
Thanks for reading.