Friday 13th May, 2022

Off to Newbury today to saddle Flying Dragon in the 3.50pm.  He won well on his last run in the autumn but has been off since with a splint.  He has gone up in the handicap for his win but once again, Jonny Peate takes off seven pounds and hopefully he will run well and we look forward to stepping him up in trip in the future.

Pleased with Fighting Poet’s run at Salisbury yesterday.  He was a recent purchase at Ascot Sales and looks the type to improve for both a step up in trip and a bit of time.  He will in future, run in the colours of the Richard Phillips Racing Syndicate and we look forward to him giving them lots of fun.

On Tuesday we had an excellent visit to Tweenhills Stud thanks to my old friend, David Redvers.  It has been some years since we last visited and the stud looks in immaculate condition.  It was fascinating to see the stallions, broodmares and foals.  Many thanks to all at the stud who made the visit so enjoyable and we look forward to returning again in the future to continue to watch the great strides the stud is making.