It was wet first thing this morning, although the sun came out while we were schooling leading to some atmospheric scenes. Pictured are Ballycool, Rossamilan and Jump For Dough schooling up the big tyres. All three are penciled in to run over fences in the next week, with Rossamilan and Jump For Dough making their chase debuts.
We schooled Alizee De Janeiro, Templenaboe, Vertigo, Ceegem, Bescot Springs, Spoils Of War, Hey Listen, Vinos Choice, Star Of Milan over hurdles and Ballycool, Rossamilan, Jump For Dough, Well Above Par, Mumgos Debut and Itstimeforapint over fences.
Rosemary Stobart was in to see Rising Marienbard and Team Kirkton came to visit Moorstown and to pat Voyage A New York.
At Arlary the horses worked three or four times up the woodchip, including Tantamount, Maraweh, and Imjoeking who are on their way back after short injury breaks.
We are off to Carlisle tomorrow where the heavy ground should suit our runners.
Mumgos Debut loves the soft and while he had a nice school round Perth a month ago, this will be his first proper race of the autumn. He won round Carlisle in the spring and should have a solid chance.
Rossamilan has had three runs in hurdle races but has not shown enough to be allocated a handicap mark by the hurdle handicapper. His ultimate aim is chasing so we are trying him over fences in what has turned out to be a tough beginners chase. He will learn plenty from the experience and should be fine on the going.
It'stimeforapint often improves for his first run and he has developed into a resolute stayer; he has won on heavy and has some nice long distance targets later in the year.
We were in two papers today with some horses to follow for the season: The Racing Post Stable TOur and The Sun with Six To Follow. I will try to get a link for the RP article but click HERE for the Sun