Urban Kode our summer jumping warrior is off the Carlisle tomorrow where he should be fine on the good ground. He has possibly found the more competitive of the two divisions of the two and a half mile hurdle but given his tenacity, he could be good each way value at 20-1.
Wednesdays are work days and we had some good bits of work from horses at various stages of their fitness, including a few who are yet to run this season. With the current windy and dry weather they may have to wait a few more weeks (minor moan sorry!)
Pictured is Rivabodiva stretching out at Kilduff. She is on an all-time high mark of 118 and should be back on the track at Ayr in a couple of weeks time.
We have been joined by the very tall Mon Ami Bob; by Schiaparelli, he has been fourth in two bumpers but found soft ground at Perth too much. He has plenty of scope but is weak and backwards and if he can strengthen and mature he could have a future over hurdles and fences. He will be one for Ute and Carey to work their magic on the water treadmill to build up his back muscle.