Saturday, 17 March 2018

FANTASTIC time at Cheltenham with some awesome racing, particularly the Gold Cup which was a the most amazing show of jumping by two top grade horses, Might Bite and Native River, who made the rest of the high class field look positively average. Native River slogged it out bravely and managed to get his head in front, as he coped well with the soft ground, but the class of Might Bite showed as he didn't like the ground but was still incredibly impressive and fought all the way. Had the ground been good it would have been a different story.  The Foxhunters was won by Paul Nichols, which is rather controversial being a professional trainer pot hunting in an amateurs race. He had five entered in the race, but I guess at least he gave his stable lass a ride.  We walked the Oakley point to point course today and although it was soft, heavy in places it was just about raceable but sadly, the emergency vehicles would not have been able to get round, so they had to postpone it. That is both our meetings off for the weekend, so it looks as though we have got a weekend to catch up on jobs that didn't get done while we were at Cheltenham. It is bitterly cold now and has started to snow so they definitely made the right decision.

Native River and Might Bite digging deep