As the wet weather gets a grip and the ground changes to soft/heavy on many courses, there is some exciting National Hunt racing in the pipeline in November/December starting with 3 days at Cheltenham this weekend.
Most of the young hurdlers/chasers that we prepare her have now gone back into training with their individual trainers and there have been some pleasing results to date. Knock House and Sgt Reckless both won their first chases in October for Mick Channon and could turn out again at Cheltenham on Saturday and Sunday although Sgt Reckless would not want it too soft. Warden Hill ran a promising race at Carlisle to finish 4th over 2miles 6f in a Novices Hcap Chase but he clearly needs 3 miles and jumped very big over some of the fences.
At West Lockinge Farm we have some interesting horses here for jumping education – some will go Point to Pointing whilst others will run under NH rules.
Calgary Bay is going hunter chasing from Lockinge and should be ready to run in January with the Liverpool Foxhunters as his target. He has not run for 2 seasons due to leg problems but seems in great heart.
Yogi Breisner continues to help me with some of the racehorses but won’t take any ouside courses until the Spring when the ground improves. My newly dressed schooling fences look fantastic and are often used by outsiders. We are very proud of our facilities – if anybody wants to use the hurdles/chase fences, or gallops – please feel free to ring me 07860 110153.
Added on: 14/11/2014