Flashing Glance is fine after his run at Kempton yesterday. You could run the same jumpers bumper three times and get three different winners. They serve a valued purpose and we will continue to support them with the right horses.
-6 with the added wind chill on Wednesday night took its toll on the sand gallop. The hill seems to cope with all weathers and has allowed us to continue uninterrupted for last couple of mornings. I think we’ve another 24 hours to get through before the weather warms up.
Dan Skelton is normally worth listening to, I have always found him to be a very good talker on many subjects. His comments over Willie Mullins getting Grade 1 freebies in Ireland certainly isn’t ear worthy. Willie’s horses may get easier preps runs for Cheltenham as they are simply a league above the others, whether that is because Willie is a superior trainer or his horses simply have more natural ability. They can only beat what is put in front of them and I didn’t notice too many average horses in behind them, in fact, I noticed some fairly smart ones.