Thursday 5th December, 2019

Big Fiddle found the ground too soft at Wincanton today.  She jumped and travelled well but having had a breathing operation, she could not quicken on that ground which was riding on the dead side.

Hopefully she will now have a handicap mark and we will try and find some better going in a few weeks time.

Picanha is declared in the bumper at Exeter tomorrow at 3.40pm.  This attractive son of Malinas was purchased last year for owner Lizzie Prowting and he has grown and strengthened since he arrived.

He won his only point-to-point and is hopefully a horse of great promise and we will find out more about him tomorrow.  He has pleased us at home and has an excellent jump in him and we look forward to him giving Mrs P much fun this season.

Highland Sun is declared in the mile and a half novice at Wolverhampton on Saturday night.  This is a step up in trip for her and hopefully this will bring about some improvement so her handicap mark can increase.

It is difficult to get her into races at present and if the step up in trip helps, she should be competitive in the New Year as she has always shown promise on the gallops.

Congratulations to Sulekha Varma in her new job as Aintree clerk of the course, taking responsibility for the world’s greatest race.  She has always done an excellent job in her previous clerking work and I am sure she would do the course proud.

Well done also to Tim Kent who becomes Chief Executive of Goffs UK.  Tim is a local lad and has always looked destined for top management in the industry.  It’s great to see two talented young people rising up the ranks.