Our excursion to Plumpton can be judged as a pretty successful trip, both horses were placed on their first runs of the season and after a considerable amount of time off the racecourse. Ballyman placed third in the 14.40 at Plumpton on Monday and Beware Chalk Pit was placed a valiant second just an hour later. Both horses jumped extremely well and the results reflect that. The ground was slightly on the tacky side for eleven year old Ballyman and we think that slightly better ground will be preferable for his next race and perhaps just a slightly longer trip. Beware Chalk Pit was just edged out of his race and we believe that this run is a good spring board for fitness in his next race. Both horses adore the track at Plumpton and they have both won there before!
As much as the horses may love the track the horsebox does not. Shortly after leaving Plumpton the box had a nice blowout and spent several hours waiting for the folks at Equine Rescue to come and change the tyre. Poor Carl and Katrina were not amused but the horses were safe and sound in bed by ten.
We had a very enjoyable days racing and we think that the Leftleys had a lovely day out as well. It has also come to our attention that they were not the only ones with some success as a couple of you picked up a bit of money with our strong each way prices. Well done to all!
Anyway must be getting on, we are clipping today and the filly (Bondi Mist) is being very fiery! Get in touch with us by commenting or emailing and we will keep you updated as our season progresses.
Good luck and good racing,