Friday 6th January

A big shame that Ludlow is off today, as I was looking forward to running Timetobenefit in the mares bumper.  We will now head for Hereford on the 22nd with her.

We have declared Viva Rafa for Fontwell on Sunday.  The form of his Southwell run is working out well but it is a hot contest – unfortunately there are not many other options for him at the moment.  He has run many a good race but is yet to get his head in front and the handicapper does not relent.  However he has talent and let us hope he puts up a good show at the weekend.

Looking forward to having some runners at Doncaster on Monday and we also have Speed Demon in at Leicester later in the week, where hopefully he will get his favoured good ground.