We had three runners at the weekend; My Anchor looked to be going really well at Market Rasen, but just didn't get home in the ground. On Saturday, Seventh Sky ran in the Peter Marsh at Haydock and he ran a really brave race to finish 4th on ground that was virtually unraceable. We ran a nice horse at Ascot called Expedite, but again, he hated the ground; Tommy looked after him and pulled him up.
The ground is a real problem right now. You either try them on it, or you keep them til the spring. It is getting very frustrating when you have lots of good ground horses, but it is the same for everyone else.
Andy Stone and his daughter Emily stayed in The Malt Shovel on Friday night; they came to watch their horses on Saturday morning along with Bill Brindle.
We have some entries this week, but I don't suppose much will happen until the weekend. We got some of the better ground horses out again today after a few weeks of down time.