Air Force One
He worked yesterday with Western King and schooled over hurdles this morning. Charlie hopes to run him in a 0-120, 3 mile H’Cap Hurdle at Chepstow on Tuesday, which doesn’t look the strongest race on paper.
I rode him yesterday doing a half speed on him upsides Yazdi on the all weather up ‘back of the hill’. Paul schooled him this morning over the baby hurdles and he looked to be very athletic for such a big young horse. So far he has been very straight forward.
Holds entries at Wincanton and Plumpton at the weekend, however he also holds and entry at Chepstow on Tuesday which seems to be Charlie’s preferred option.
He had a few little niggling problems after his run at Taunton but he is now slowly getting back into his routine.
Duke of Monmouth
He returned home fine from Haydock and slipped straight back into his normal routine. Charlie is going to aim him at a Pertemps qualifier at Warwick a week Saturday.
He is bouncing out of his skin at the moment and looks a million dollars. There is a race for him at Fakenham which Charlie hopes to run him in if the ground has dried out a bit by then.
She returned home fine from her race and has slipped straight back to her routine, Charlie hopes to have her out again at the end of the month.
He ran a blinder at Taunton on Sunday only to get beaten on the line. He jumped brilliantly and travelled strongly giving Harry a great ride. There are two options now, a race at Newbury on the 16th or an Amateur race at Ludlow the day after.
He took a tired fall at Kempton last week which he has returned none the worse for. Noel said he got tired on the ground; there is a race for him at Lingfield a week on Monday. Sam Thomas came in this morning and he schooled very well for him.
Lord of House
He holds an entry at Sandown in a 0-145 H’Cap Hurdle which looks a competitive race, he also holds an entry in a Novice Hurdle on Sunday and another H’Cap on Monday. He is on very good form at home and I am looking forward to seeing him run again.
He runs tomorrow at Lingfield in which looks to be a fairly moderate race. He is in great form at home and should have a great chance.
He hated the ground at Leicester last week, in particular it was his jumping that struggled. Paul said he was finding it very difficult to jump out the heavy ground. He has come home none the worse from his race and even claimed another victim yesterday!
He looks great and is ready to run. He schooled particularly well over fences today.
Nothing came of his disappointing run at Haydock. He worked very well yesterday and Charlie hopes to run him again soon.
He schooled really nicely this morning. He has a lovely scopey jump and really enjoys it too.
Sam schooled him this morning and really liked him. We aim to run him at Wednesday at Ludlow, he will have another pop on Sunday.
Van Diemens Land
He has just been ticking away in his normal routine. He schooled this morning with King Arthur. He is ready to run but could do with the ground drying up a little bit.
He did a strong piece of work yesterday with Seventh Sky. Gavin schooled him this morning and was very happy with him. He is only a week or so off being ready to run. However he really does need the ground to dry up so we may have to wait a little longer.
He did a good strong piece of work yesterday, and went for a hack today. Charlie is waiting for some better ground before he runs him again.
Who Owns Me
He ran a really strong race to finish 3rd at Doncaster last Saturday. He has had a quiet week and will most likely be out again soon.
He did a half speed upsides Attimo yesterday. Gavin schooled him this morning and we were all very impressed at how quick and neat he was over his fences. He is only going to get better as he strengthens up.