18th May 2017

18-May-2017 18:06
in General
by Admin

If you’ve not been racing in Perth it ought to go on to your list of things to do, it is totally charming. They serve fish and chips from a proper shop, have a real ale bar and sell proper ice creams. Bagpipes accompany the jockeys to the parade ring before each race and the racecourse directors and staff make you feel most welcome. I meet people I hadn’t seen for years and had a lovely time, it was well worth the journey. 

The ground was too fast for Bhakti and he was flat out from flag fall. I wasn’t disappointed with him, in fact the opposite. He’s come along way in a relatively short space of time and ran a very solid race. He will win again very soon. I’m not one to take times literally but interested to read his race, a 0-100 was 7 seconds faster than the 0-115 over the same course and distance.

Jester Jet couldn’t have won any easier and has done nothing but improve from run to run. I would have liked to have won another race before stepping her up to 3 miles but the lure of a £10,000 race was too much to resist. We will get a slap in the face from the handicapper but prior to that she will have an entry to run at Cartmel a week on Saturday under a penalty.  The horses travelled home this morning and grabbed a couple of hours in the field before bed, both seem to have taken the last couple of days really well.