Kelpies Myth had a well deserved win at Musselburgh this afternoon, enjoying the softer conditions and galloping away from the others after the last. A good looking son of Dutch Art he is not truly bred to be a hurdler but his accurate jumping and honest attitude gives him an edge, and it is excellent for his owners to win at Musselburgh where they are looked after so well. They are pictured in the unsaddling enclosure: Emily Black, Atholl Duncan, Ian Buchanan, Kelpies, Hannah, George Bolton and Gerry Mcgladery.
We were pleased with our other runners at Musselburgh today and Ayr and Sandown yesterday.
Gemologist almost made it a dream debut for the yard and but for some serious bumping at the last two hurdles she had a lovely run through the race. Just four and with a tough attitude she should improve on this third place and will be winning soon. Many thanks to Mark Johnston who trained and bred her before we purchased her last Monday.
Devito’sgoldengirl stepped up on her recent runs when fourth in the three mile handicap chase, this was an improvement. Elmono ran another game race but the drop back in trip found him out after the last, both Exit To Where And Le Frank found the track too sharp while Max Liebermann has lost his competitive attitude and it could be time for him to find another career that he enjoys.
Yesterday we were delighted with our runners, seconds from the ever game Rivabodiva who really needs at least three miles, Blaydon who finally travelled in his race, looking interested and happy, and Forest Des AIGLES who ran above expectation over a trip that is on the short side for him. This will set him up well for Aintree. Well Above Par ran an honest race to be fourth, he will improve on this with a little more time and experience.
Glenpark also did the yard and his owners proud when third at Sandown in a decent juvenile handicap hurdle. He has some exciting days in front of him.