Friday 24th May, 2024

The Last Drop (pictured) was a pleasing third at Southwell on Wednesday on ground that was a bit too soft for her.   She jumped and travelled well and hopefully she will now have a handicap mark having been placed in her first two novice hurdles.  I am sure she will be a lot of fun for her owners and will strengthen in time.

Shibuya Song needs a step up in trip having run on well in the straight in her first handicap at Market Rasen yesterday.  Although the course did not get as much rain as others, she could probably do with a firmer surface to be at her best.  We will now run her over three miles and I am sure she will give her partnership some fun over the coming months.

We have entries for Organdi, Lesser and Elfride next week which will be ground dependant.

It was a busy week at Goffs sales in Doncaster but delighted to return with two promising Irish point-to-pointers in Smile Back and Tech That.

Smile Back was victorious on her debut and appears to jump well and looks the type for mares novices hurdles this coming season.

Whilst Tech That is very much the stamp of a chaser who was narrowly beaten on his debut.  A son of Milan, he will definitely strengthen up for a summer break and we look forward to him beginning a hurdling campaign this autumn before starting his chasing career.

It was great to be joined at the sales by Karen Anderson who is part of the Somedays Here Partnership.  Karen and her partners Carol and Eustace Theodore purchased What A Vintage at the sale some nineteen years ago and Karen flew over from the USA to join me on the shopping trip.  Hopefully it has been a successful one.