Last weekend and next
We had a disappointing day at Kempton on Saturday 14th January. Harvest Song (owned by the Queen) was running a lovely race in the 3 mile Novice Handicap Chase when he capsized 4 out and then Soixante faded and broke a blood vessel in the 2m 4f Handicap Chase. It seems he has an infection in his sinuses and we all know how painful blocked sinuses can be. He will go on antibiotics for a week but is very perky. Harvest Song is also very well despite hitting the deck. He is bouncing and totally sound. He is surprisingly tough.
Hopefully, weather permitting, we’ll have a better week this time round. Glen’s Boy runs at Newbury on Wednesday in a 3 mile Handicap and Somersby is due to run in the Victor Chandler Chase at Ascot on Saturday. He was 2nd in this race last year, beaten a head by Master Minded. It looks another hot contest with the likes of Al Ferof, Finians Rainbow, Kauto Stone and Gauvian. It will be a fascinating race. Calgary Bay is very well and either goes to the Great Yorkshire Chase on Saturday week or the 2m 5f Handicap Chase at Cheltenham on the same day. It all depends on the weather. He must have good or good/soft.
Added on: 16/01/2012