Elmono continued his good form at Musselburgh, winning the three mile handicap chase under Blair. Making a cruical swift move up the inside after the turn into the straight, Blair stole some lengths, and won to loud cheering from his owners, Gerry And The Pacemakers. They are pictured in the winners enclosure.
The yard was split over who would run the best between Royal Reserve and Kelpies Myth and in the two mile handicap hurdle it was Kelpies who gained bragging rights, to be second to the winner. Royal Reserve lost nothing in defeat in third and both horses continue on the upgrade.
Pinspot was not really suited by the sharp track and although he tried to rally he was outpaced on the good ground, coming fifth. He is shaping in to a good stayer though and with slicker jumping and a bit more confidence he should be winning soon.
Max Liebermann was slow to start and then remained happily in his own world at the back of the pack, resisting Thomas' urgings and coming fifth, not far off the horse in front.
Today we had a super run from The Road Home who was second, thriving in the conditions and though making one error two out, he jumped well. He should go on from this run. Devitosgoldengirl led them at a good pace and her jumping improved through the race, just being outpaced in the final few furlongs. With this run under her belt and more confidence, she could win a similar contest.
We had two thirds of note; Boys On Tour had his first run after a break and he stayed on nicely in the two mile chase; this race should put him spot on for the spring and summer. Sky Khan stayed the three miles, but a small field race does not suit him and he will be better back on a stiffer track.
Arizona Bound is also getting his mojo back and he jumped with more bravery, just finding the track too sharp. His fourth place should be improved upon this spring.
Also fourth and finding the track tight, was Mon Ami Bob who needs to respect his hurdles more; he is a huge horse who will be a nice chaser in time.