A busy morning working horses, we worked Hag Stone, Sugar Loaf Sholto, Pinnacle Peter, Pinnacle Panda, Kelsey, Chase End Charlie, Singlefarmpayment, Katie Kilminster and a few unnamed 3 year olds swung through on the woodchip. The backward 3 year olds hack cantered 3 miles on the deep sand gallop.
Lamanver Alchemy had a nice canter on the woodchip in preperation for her race tomorrow at Wetherby. She has a 7lb penalty to overcome for her lastest win at Warwick. On paper she is the horse to beat, but in bumpers (national hunt flat races) you can never quantify what your going to be up against, so many are often unknowns and the best of the best start somewhere. I think she will take all the beating and am suprised by the early betting market predictions. I lost my money on her at Ludlow where she just didn't handle the track, I didn't back her at Warwick and am not planning on putting a jinks on her tomorrow.
Diamond Joel has recovered from his castration and returned to Overbury Stud for a well earned break. I think the plan is for him to go back to Mick Channon's for a flat campaing before trying his hand over hurdles again later in the summer before winter ground sets in. He will be a different horse hurdling next time aorund.
This afternoon has been spent swapping hurdles and fences over on the all weather schooling strip and pulling in the sides of the sand gallop.
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