The Racegoers Club were here on Friday morning which kept us busy - they are the largest National racing club with 80,000 members. We sent three horses up to Doncaster as the ground was fairly decent up there. I went to Newbury to watch Cody Wyoming. We ran Victor Leudorum at Doncaster and he ran in snatches, finishing in the middle. He may be better going back over fences, but wants decent ground. Dragon City was very unlucky - if he had jumped the last, I think he would have won, but ended up being 3rd and was not beaten very far. Cody Wyoming disgraced himself again. We are going to send him off to try something different as we need to get his head sorted out. Baltic Storm ran a nice race and should have been 2nd, but it was a very slow pace and a muddling sort of race which didn't suit. He should win his race, but he needs a decent gallop.
We had three red letter days from Liverpool on Saturday morning. I had to leave them in Katya's hands as I had to leave for Doncaster races at 9am. We ran Some Kinda Lama in his first hurdle race; he ran a really nice race and will benefit from going a bit further. He will make a lovely chaser in time. We then ran Elmore Back in his first chase and as he had been off the track for a long time. he ran a really good race to finish 4th. He will come on a fair bit for his run and will be a lot easier to place now as he can run in handicaps, but again, he really should be winning soon.
Fine Parchment ran at Bangor on Saturday too. They went fairly quickly in very heavy ground. When the pressure was turned on, he slightly gave up and he only lost 4kgs, so he didn't over exert himself.
We had a very good dinner in the Malt on Saturday night with Paul Mott and Jackie.
We ran a nice horse called Expedite at Leicester on Sunday. It was his first run over hurdles and I thought he ran a really nice race to finish 5th. He jumped very well and wants slightly better ground.
All in all it was a busy weekend. We ran quite a few horses last week and most of them were placed, so they are running well, but it would be very nice to get a few winners! It will be a quieter few days this week as a result, We are looking forward to possibly running Seventh Sky overt the National fences on Saturday as he is in the Grand Sefton. We are running a nice new horse tomorrow called Tango Unchained and if he copes with the ground, he should run well.