Monday 6th May, 2024

Two runners at Warwick today with The Last Drop (pictured) and Elfride.  The Last Drop makes her hurdling debut in the mares maiden hurdle at 3.50pm with Finn Lambert onboard.  She ran well in a bumper at Southwell for us on her last outing and appears to jump well at home.  We look forward to continuing her education in what looks a hot contest for The Littles.

It is a year to the day since Elfride won for us at Uttoxeter and hopefully she will put up another good show in the three miles one furlong handicap hurdle run at 6.05pm.  She ran with credit last time out at Chepstow and will hopefully enjoy the test of stamina today with Harry Bannister taking the ride.

Organdi is declared in the Norfolk National at Fakenham tomorrow run at 4.20pm.  Although it is a sharp track, hopefully the three and three quarter miles distance will suit and with luck the ground will be on the good side as she very much prefers a sound surface.  Once again Finn Lambert rides.  She appears to have come out of of her excellent Cheltenham run well and we look forward to her giving more excitement to her devoted owners, the Beautiful People syndicate.

Bluenose Belle has been declared in the 9pm at Kempton on Wednesday.  She has been off the track for a while due to a few niggles but has strengthened up for this enforced break and has won over course and distance for us in the past.  The excellent Saffie Osborne takes the ride and we look forward to her return to the track and rewarding the patience of her owner Geoff Lansbury with some more fun over the coming months.

Lesser pleased Finn Lambert on his chasing debut at Uttoxeter on Saturday as ideally the ten-year-old could do with a longer trip.  However he jumped well on the whole and we look forward to running again in a few weeks time over three miles plus on some suitable safe ground.

A couple of upsets in the Guineas at the weekend.  However Haatem, our each-way fancy on Saturday ran a notable third.  Whilst in the 1000 Guineas the Fred Darling form didn’t work out for runner up Regal Jubilee whilst the third, Elmalka, was a fast finishing victor.

Both Guineas winners were British trained by two very decent people in Charlie Appleby and Roger Varian and it sets us up for a fascinating flat season ahead.