We had improved runs from all four runners today and it was nearly a winner for Chasseur De Tete and the Skye Larks in the two mile novice hurdle. Back at home on the soft ground and flat track Chasseur got into a good rhythm and while he is still very weak he galloped all the way to the line to be just short headed in the last stride. It was a better run than his handicap debut and he will make a super chaser in time.
Moorstown sprung back to form too, given a patient ride in a fast run three mile chase. He still has lapses in his jumping but was much happier today and the work at home has paid off. He will keep running while the ground is soft. He is pictured being saddled with some of his patient owners looking on.
Saint Freule settled after a mile but his keenness continues to hold him back. However, for the first time under rules finished his race off and he was more tractable than last time. If he can build on this he should be capable of showing his true ability.
Mumgos Debut was tried held up and settled nicely on his own. He was making a bold move down the home straight when halted by a faller, and this fourth place was a small step forward for him.
On to tomorrow and we have five runners, starting with Dancing Amy in the two and a half mile maiden hurdle. She steps up in trip and while she faces a very stiff task she has ability and we will learn more about her tomorrow.
Arizona Bound has only been here for five days and seems a good strong type. He has his first run in a handicap on heavier ground than he has faced recently.
Imjoeking loves this ground and won this race last year. The competition is stiffer this time, but he has been coming back to himself at home despite the recent arctic conditions.
Haul Us In had a hard race last time and this is a higher grade than she is used to. However, she ran a stormer round here two runs ago and should run her race again tomorrow.
Finally, we run Precious Cargo in the bumper. A tall horse he showed a nice level of ability last time and he tries to defy a penalty tomorrow.