Saturday 20th May, 2023

Organdi jumped well on the whole last night off a very fast pace in the three mile handicap chase at Aintree.  With Tom Bellamy being stood down after a fall earlier in the evening, Ciaran Gethings made an excellent replacement.

Ciaran reported that she was literally flat out from the start off the strong gallop but having made an error before the home straight, she stayed on well enough and will strip fitter following this outing.  Hopefully this will put her right for her summer campaign and we look forward to running her over further than three miles in the future.

It is nine years since we purchased Organdi and Beautiful People on a trip to France and we returned to the same stud this week run by vet and breeder Roger Simon.  Twenty of us, including some who attended the previous trip, spent time at both Roger’s stud and another stud where the great chaser Un De Sceaux was bred.  We also went racing to Lion d’Angers and thanks go to owner James Colling for organising such an interesting few days.

We were able to see a few young horses on the trip of which one or two are quite interesting, so hopefully we will be able to make a purchase or two to be as successful as Organdi and Beautiful People.