Everything that could go wrong did on Tuesday but these things happen in racing. Gran Maestro had to be pulled out of his run at Chepstow not long before post time whilst Chelmsford rode unbelievably quick, two track records were broken on the night.
Kenobe Star had zero chance of handling the surface, he needs soft ground and was unable to stride out, cat on a hot tin roof springs to mind.
Fort Bastion runs again in the 5:10 at Ayr, the horse rewarded EW support for us at the weekend plus a fair few times before. A couple of none runners have come out of the race due to the changing ground, note Fort Bastion certainly wouldn’t want it any softer.
I had a small bet at 11-2 but he now trades at 3-1 and that doesn’t appeal an awful lot.
The dogs are barking about Speedy Boarding in the 5:00 at Godwood, lots of good reports about the horse and well supported. Priced at 15-8, I don’t tend to back at such a such odds plus the yard isn’t firing on all cylinders. However a decent run is expected by the looks of things and she's held in high regard i'm told.
Our new lad Sioux Chieftain arrives in the next 24 hours.
He looks a very exciting recruit to national hunt racing and has a profile very similar to that of Ebony Express. We’re over the moon a private deal was secured for the horse who we hope can develop into a Saturday type through the National Hunt season proper.