Tuesday 22nd August, 2017

Off to Newton Abbot today with Brave Helios running at 6pm.  We could have done with the ground drier out more than it has but hopefully he will run another consistent race.

Secret Look is declared at Chepstow on the Thursday in the 4.10pm.  He runs over a mile this time and hopefully this will suit better as he has come down the handicap nicely.  Timmy Murphy will ride this time and has done so before and let’s hope he can get a tune out of him.

It was good to welcome the Hepworths and Baileys to the gallops this morning, who saw many of the jumping string steady cantering as they build up their fitness for the season ahead.

Looking forward to York starting tomorrow and I have chosen Frankel to be the leading stallion of the meeting and hope that his three runners in the Great Voltigeur will at least give me some early points on the board.