A Good Weekend!
Now the weather is changing and ditto the ground we hope to have more runners. We had a good weekend on 23rd & 24th October. Minella Theatre won a nice 2m 5f Handicap Chase at Stratford on the Saturday and Racing Demon was 2nd in a competitive 3 mile Handicap Hurdle at Aintree on the Sunday – both were well ridden by Hadden Frost. It was a big relief to see Minella return to form after 3 pull ups last season. He is not easy to train and lost his way last Winter/Spring. He also tended to break blood vessels, probably due to stress as he gets very anxious. However, he is now spending a lot of his time in the paddocks and is much more relaxed. Racing Demon really enjoyed himself at Aintree and jumped superbly. He does not jump right over hurdles. He may stick to hurdles for the time being or else he could have another crack at the Peterborough Chase in December – a race he’s twice won before. He did not shine in the race in 2009 but was returning from a lengthy lay off and was very ring rusty. He is much sharper this season.
Added on: 26/10/2010