We’re off to Uttoxeter this afternoon with Gran Maestro who makes his hurdle debut in the 2:20 at Uttoxeter. The horse runs for Value Racing Club for the first time after we purchased him in a private deal.
Just a quick word on Duke of Destiny first who unfortunately we think no longer wants to be a racehorse, he wouldn’t go forward for William Buick and stayed in 2nd gear for the duration of the race. He’s now 5 years old and become a bit so wise we’ll work with trainer Ed Walker who’s been great with us and help decide what’s best for the horse going forward.
So far & touch wood everything has gone smoothly with Gran Maestro, he’s running a few weeks ahead of schedule and seems to like jumping. Granny “Stable Name” has schooled over approx 80 hurdles at home and looks an athletic type.
The main objective today is a nice clear round and something to build on, were not sure about the trip of two miles four, might not get home as the horse showed plenty of speed on the flat, two miles might be his trip going forward.
Its bit of a learning curve this afternoon and no doubt Gran Maestro will improve for the experience but he’s trying his very best.
The two Brian Ellison runners set a fair standard in particular Admiral Hawke who has good Irish form and returns from a break.
If we stay the trip we’ll be happy with a first three finish.