I had a meeting at Pinewood on Friday night with my sons Form Master, who informed me that he has to pull his socks up to get his Common Entrance into his next school, so he definitely takes after myself!
On Saturday, James Davies rode out and Morney Wing worked well on the grass, as did Le Legro and Baltic Storm.
We took Ephraim up to Doncaster and although the ground got soft, he coped with it well and he won probably with a little bit in hand. He is a very talented horse and we will go back to Doncaster for "The River Don" on the 30th January. The plan has always been to get him to Cheltenham in March and he will have two more races before then,which he'll need to win in order to go to Cheltenham. He is an exciting prospect for David Fox and it was a nice tonic for him as he had been in hospital for about a week prior to the race.
|Ephraim's winning trophy!|
We sent Bridal Suite to Southwell on Sunday to let Shane Harte have his first ride in public. He had a nice ride on him and was unlucky not to get placed.
We had a good lunch party at Sarah Cutcliffe's on Sunday.
We've got a dry day today (being Monday), with lunch in The Malt Shovel at 1pm.
We've got a fairly quiet week this week because of the ground. However we do have entries for Dukes Den and Airpur Desbois at the end of the week. Seventh Sky gets another entry at Haydock on Saturday.