We had some great runs at Hexham today with two young horses showing ability when second.
Rising Marienbard, pictured, is finally coming together and while this big strong horse has taken this season to fully mature, he is now showing on the track what he shows at home. He loved the good ground and should gain compensation for this close run next time.
Blue Baton also appreciated the good ground and while she was outpaced three out she stayed on again to be a closing second. Longer distances look her thing but she may need some more experience and a bit more time before stepping up.