With the majority of the horses back in from their summer break and having completed their road work they are now back in canter work and we are mapping out plans for each horse for the season, Fridays tend to be our schooling/jumping day and we are lucky enough to have Noel Fehily, Tom Scudamore, Robbie Dunne and James Best in almost every friday to give the horses a pop alongside Phil, Harry and Liam allowing us to school the majority of the horses in the yard, those that need more jumping education or lack or have lost confidence due to a fall will have a pop most days, we are lucky here to have a range of schooling options from poles, barrels and hurdles in the sand school to a miture of logs tyres and baby hurdles for the youngsters to begin with though to a selection of standard hurdles and birch fences alongside our easi fix hurdles and fences so the horses see a variety of different jumps. We aim to produce good confident jumpers.
We have been lucky and the end of August and beginning of September have seen the horses running really well with plenty finishing in the winners enclosure, it was great to see Shantou Village winning on the 29th August he ran brilliantly in his handicap chase at Worcester leading from 3 out with Robbie Dunne, for Jane Gerard-Pearse, he now has an entry for the Kerry National next week, ground dependant he will make the trip over.
Magical Thomas followed up his win with Liam Harrison to win nicely again for Joan and Geoff Hayes this time with Tom Scudamore on board at Fontwell in the 2m1 1/2f handicap hurdle to win comfortably by 2 3/4 lengths.
Novis Adventus pulled a 9 length win out of the bag at Worcester on the 2nd September in the 2m7f handicap hurdle having lead from 2 out with Tom Scu for his owner Martin Rice and The General Asphalte Company Ltd
Kristal Hart provided Tom Scu with 3 winners for us in a week winning the mares handicap hurdle on the 4th September at Stratford for The White Hart Racing Syndicate