I thought we had a great chance of an across the card double when I got out of bed this morning. Kimberlite Candy delivered at Ascot running exactly as we thought he would. He’s got ever attribute you want in a racehorse, eats, gallops and sleeps. He would gallop until he dropped and there is a very big race in him one day. There is no substitute for a big heart and he has one bigger than most. Richard Johnson isn't champion jockey by chance, he gave Kimberlite Candy a fantastic ride and is a joy to work with. Bells On Sunday, I thought, was a shoe in, she had her perfect ground conditions and no weight on her back. It wasn’t to be, she reportedly had a good blow. Having waited for her ground and race conditions she had possibly lost the fitness benefit of her run 40 odd days ago and I may have let her off too lightly at home. I’ve always had it in the back of my head it is a long winter in front of us for soft ground horses. Time will tell and we will think about getting her out in 3 week’s time.
We have sided stepped the slosh at Haydock tomorrow for New Member with the hope of sending him to Hereford on Tuesday.