Wednesday 29th March, 2023
The rains at Huntingdon did not help either of our runners yesterday. Methodtothemagic jumped and travelled well until three out, after which she was unable to go with the leaders. She has shown her best form on a better surface and hopefully she can return to the course on Bank Holiday Monday when hopefully the ground will have dried out sufficiently in a three miles mares only handicap chase.
Alright Chap struggled in the ground and Tom Bellamy reported that although jumping well on his debut, he didn’t handle the surface. Having shown ability in his bumper run on better going, we will now look for a novice hurdle on a sounder surface when hopefully he can show his homework on the course.
We have declared Fighting Poet at Southwell on Friday in the 5.55pm – a mile and a half handicap. He was an excellent second over course and distance recently and although not having the best of draws, Oisin Murphy is booked to ride and hopefully once again he will put up a pleasing effort for the Richard Phillips Racing Syndicate.