We were pleased with Mighty Thunder's third place in the staying hurdle race, he stayed on well and hurdled with zest, just finding an injection of pace mid race a bit sharp. He has developed really well over this season and with scope to strengthen and mature further he should make a staying chaser to be proud of.
Gripper coped with his first hurdle race and will improve a lot ofr the run and experience while Make It Happen was outpaced over the two mile trip and while he kept at his game he could not match the sprint for home. Touchedbyanangel ran an odd race, keen to start then not travelling and we have work to do on him.
We have a mix of runners tomorrow at Perth with the experienced Boys On Tour back chasing at one of his favourite tracks. He has a nice low weight as does Sky Khan who has been in great form at home and runs in the two and a half mile hurdle. Misfits loves long distance races and any rain would help his chances in the Highland National. Finally, we have two debutantes in the good going Mannochmore and Flutter Down; both will need a longer distance in time but start their careers tomorrow.