Pinspot was very green in his first bumper race but he stayed on well to be fourth. He has plenty more to learn but he has a great attitude and did all his best work at the end of the race. He is probably going to need a few more bumper runs before hurdling but long term he should be a three mile hurdler maybe round Musselburgh in the spring. He is pictured in the unsaddling enclosure
We were relieved earlier in the day when Simone got up from a nasty looking fall at the last when brought down. These are always the worst type of falls and we have had some bad ones in the past but today we were lucky and I was so touched by the many people who spoke to me as I led her back down the track; racing people are the best when they show how much they care for the horses. In the same race our little warrior Urban Kode ran with zest until a lack of a recent run caught him out. His sixth placing will be improved upon soon.
Maraweh has been a super horse for the Tay Valley Chasers winning five times, but his enthusiasm is waning and following a reluctant looking run we will consider his future carefully.
The ground for the past two days of racing has been super, on the soft side of good providing a safe surface; the best that Perth has produced all season. It is a great credit to the groundstaff after a most difficult summer.