Monday 5th October, 2020

Not surprisingly with the huge amount of rain we have had over the last few days, the ground went to soft for our runners at Uttoxeter yesterday and therefore we withdrew them.  Both were ground dependent and we will look at Exeter on Thursday for Lady Of Authority.

Thank you to all who have entered the Five To Follow Competition so far.  The competition starts on Friday so please keep them coming in.  it’s great to see so many varied selections and hopefully there will be a big winning pot at the end.

Yesterday’s Arc was a disappointing affair with the ground being so heavy and the pace being so slow.  It did not suit many of the runners including Enable and Stradivarius.  Perhaps if the O’Brien crew had been able to run there would have been more pace on.   However it doesn’t get away from the fact that most racehorses, having been descended from Arabs, do not act on bottomless ground.

Whatever Enable’s future, she is still one of the great race mares of modern times and let us hope she goes on to breed many like her.