National Hunt Flat races are a starting point for national hunt horses to gain experience of racing before they begin their hurdling career. These races (often referred to as “bumpers” due to the inexperienced horses that contest them) are an early indicator of the ability of the participants.
It is especially pleasing, therefore, to note that since the restart of national hunt racing, the yard has had three runners in such races and Translink who finished a good 2nd at Uttoxeter last Wednesday is the only one of the three that did not win!
Some Might Say was an easy winner on his racecourse debut at Fontwell last month and at the same course on Sunday, Lord Accord opened his account with a win as well.
These less experienced horses are the possible stable stars of the future and it is great to see them showing an excellent level of ability so early in their careers. They are providing us with plenty to look forward to as the jumps season really starts to get going in the coming weeks.