18th October 2016

18-October-2016 17:13
in General
by Admin

I was delighted to see Perfect Timing take advantage of his declining handicap mark and win as he liked at Huntingdon. He has his own ideas and is a bit wise to the game now but he was obviously in the mood that day and it was great that his loyal owners had their patience rewarded. Hopefully he will wake up on the right side of bed the next day too, though he did sustain a cut during the race so will have a couple of easy weeks now to recuperate. We've had three seconds in the last three days which is always frustrating but at least that shows that the horses are in good order. Elsewhere, Bishops Court finished third at Ffos Las under Sean and he should come on for that and is now likely to go novice chasing. He's a horse that has always promised to put it all together on the track one day and hopefully fences can bring the best out of him as he looks every inch a chaser in the making. Last year's stable star Ashcott Boy ran as well as he could in what was a warm race. It was always going to be tougher this year after having such a good season last time around and he may need to drop another few pounds before he can get back into the winners enclosure but the handicapper is being typically slow to relent! The Way You Dance was bidding for his hattrick but Sean said he ran a bit flat and it's possible he may be suited by a bigger field with a few more horses around him - he'll now have a break to freshen him up again. Ochos Rios improved on his hurdles debut, running a solid race from the front but was up against a very exciting horse that he could only finish second to. Hopefully he will be in the winners enclosure before too long. The same comment can apply for Code Of Law who showed improvement to finish second yesterday at Plumpton. He saw off the attention of the favourite but just got caught after the last by the fast-finishing winner and with a bit more luck he can go one better next time. We have one or two that could run over the next few days before Cheltenham's two day card on Friday and Saturday where we have a few exciting horses entered up. This time of year is full of anticipation and high hopes of what the coming season may bring - every dream is still alive and having runners at big tracks like Cheltenham is always a great thrill. I am certainly looking forward to being there this weekend and hopefully our horses can run really well.