THE WEEK AHEAD
The horses are running well but we need a winner! Loch Ba ran a really good race at Sandown last Friday only to obliterate the second last and lose his momentum. He was still only beaten a neck by a 7 year old and he is only 5 years old – a big raw baby. He is a good horse and 3 miles will suit him even better than the 2m 4f that he’s been running over. He’s an exciting horse for the future.
Ballylifen ran really well in his bumper race at Plumpton on Monday. He is NOT a bumper horse because he jumps and stays but he has shown 2 excellent runs in bumper races to date – 3rd at Ludlow as well as 2nd at Plumpton. He is still for SALE. Owner Wilson Dennison sells all his horses and has had some top horses through his hands. If anyone buys Ballylifen they will have so much fun. He is a future Chaser but should have no trouble winning his hurdle races on the way. He is such a lovely horse to deal with – so enthusiastic and straightforward and he is still only 4 years old.
We plan to run Somersby on Thursday in the Peterborough Chase. A pity it’s not over 3 miles but nothing is ever perfect and the horse is well. Calgary Bay is doubly entered at the weekend – Doncaster and Cheltenham. It all depends on the weather. Watch this space.
Added on: 06/12/2011