Over Stated declared for Southwell

Over Stated has been declared at Southwell on Sunday, in the 2 ½ mile novice hurdle.  Inevitably it is a competitive race with lots of promising types looking set to pitch up.  However we have always liked our horse and hopefully he will come on for his hurdling debut at Lingfield.  He may need further in time but we will find out more about him following this run.

Delighted the snow is gradually disappearing from Adlestrop, although there is still some left lying on the grass.  However the gallop has put up with conditions well and it was good to go a bit faster this morning with several of the string.

We have made a few entries for next week and will have some between Christmas and the New Year – thankfully we have not been held up too much by conditions.

With no runners tomorrow, looking forward to going to Cheltenham as a guest of fellow Tottenham fan and owner, Tim Hailstone.

The Caspian Caviar Gold Cup looks a competitive race as ever and I fancy Le Prezien could deservedly get his head in front this time, although ground conditions will be inevitably testing for all tomorrow.