Promising hurdling debut from Iron Horse

Iron Horse made a very promising hurdling debut at Uttoxeter on Saturday.  He jumped and travelled well behind two promising types on some pretty desperate ground, finishing third not beaten too far.

Delighted he did so well as it was great to have his part-owners Karen Anderson and Eustace and Carol Theodore over from America to watch the race.

We look forward to him continuing to show promise and reward their enormous patience.

A fantastic Festival with some exciting finishes.  None more so than Native River’s wonderful victory over Might Bite in the Gold Cup.  It was one of the great duels and both connections must be enormously proud of each of their efforts.

Dicky Johnson had been very confident of victory which is unlike him.  He gave his mount an incredible ride and if ever a race showed why he is one of the most successful jump jockeys of any era, this was it.

Delighted to be able to give him a good shout and wave as he came in, alongside owner and Dicky fan, Lizzie Prowting.  Lizzie had treated us to a wonderful lunch on course earlier in the day and it was great to share the moment with her.

Also delighted to share the victory of June and Tim Watts of Mohaayed in the County Hurdle.  Rather pleased he is in my Twelve Club horses to follow list which now puts me in second place.

I’ve also been second in two Cheltenham Preview competitions but thanks to Shattered Love I am up for the week.

Can’t wait until next year.