Richard Johnson and Aidan Coleman were in yesterday morning, we schooled Equus Amadeus, Sword of Fate, Hattaab, Vado Forte, Thomas Patrick, Amadoue, Snapdragon Fire and Flashing Glance whose owners were here to see. They all jumped hurdles and did it nicely. A couple more horses came back in yesterday, a 3-year-old by Network and another by Spider Flight.
This morning things were relatively routine, most horses cantered around the sand and up the hill, some just stayed on the sand others on the hill. David Richards was here to see Kates Son having a canter and Fair Kate loose schooling. Fair Kate will soon head back to grass for a while, she may have a run in the spring but for now she will be given time.
Silk Run is currently making the journey north to Perth, she enjoyed her pit stop in Carlisle and has travelled nicely. She is a straight forward filly by Oscar, she’s a half sister to a 2 mile winner and a 2.4 mile winner, her dam won over 2 mile. Silk Run has pleased us in her work but isn’t very big. More rain in Perth won’t be appreciated. David John heads to Southwell on Sunday in a competitive handicap, the difference between many of these horses will be 2 decent jumps, he jumped 6 fences this morning.
The West Indies look to have their work cut out and will be chasing a very big score. Alastair Cook is certainly seeing the pink ball well.
Have a good weekend.