Saturday 14th December, 2019

Over Stated unfortunately made a novicy mistake at the third flight at Doncaster yesterday and hopefully appears fine apart from a cut on his shoulder which will hopefully clear up soon.  All very annoying as he ran well on his recent novice hurdle run at Warwick.

Madame Ritz ran well at Chelmsford last night to finish a running on third.  She appeared unlucky in running and hopefully will be getting her head in front soon.

Islandray has been declared to run at Southwell tomorrow in the 1.45pm, the two and a half mile novice hurdle.  He was purchased in May having won a point to point in Ireland and will hopefully give his owners the Carbine Club of London, some fun and success.

Although there are only six runners, it looks a competitive event and we will see if he goes on the heavy ground.

It was great to welcome the Pocock family to the gallops this morning to see their Shadow Walker work first lot.  A son of Stowaway, he has always shown promise at home and we look forward to him making his debut in a bumper soon.