Sunday, 4 May 2014

Mixed fortunes but most importantly all horses finished safe and sound. The restricted race was a great race with Val D"Auberge finishing second and Velvet Royale a close up fourth  We were delighted with them both but particularly with Peter Bennett who during the week had come to us to have a schooling session, something that Peter admitted he had not done before in his last twenty eight seasons, (he is sixty this year) but credit where credit is due, and he rode brilliantly and gave those young bucks a run for their money. A great result,
The maiden wasn't great. They went off too quickly and both Ben and Eeyore pulled up, only two out of the nine finished.  Eeyore jumped the first but then looked as though he tweaked a muscle as he then hang violently to the left and three fences later Toby pulled him up, Ben continued on but didn't like the fast pace on pluggy ground and lost touch, then started to catch the leading trio but then decided to follow a loose horse into the woods, bless him. He will need cheek pieces next time....
Looking forward to tomorrow at Mollington where we have Ponty Pandy, Lady Barfad and View the Dance running, no pressure with them and it should be a fun day as the Warwickshire lot know how to enjoy themselves.