A super run from Nicola and Colin Drysdale's filly, Aurora Thunder added another winner to our tally for the season at Ayr today. A light framed girl, but one with heart and determination we were delighted to see her quicken away from the field. Her only issue in the past has been to be too brave and enthusiastic but Blair has guided her through her education and she showed the benefit today.
We love Ayr for our novices and Order Of Thistle and Mannochmore showed enough to have us dreaming of more wins to come. Order Of Thistle needs to sharpen up his jumping, while Mannochmore relaxed well for his first try over hurdles and looks as if he may stay further.
Our bumper runner, Tarset Hinny, has ability but too much vroom at times and we were pleased to see her settle in front. She will have learned a lot from today and we expect her to progress.
OrionInverness jumped and travelled well in a fast run race, until two out where he seemed to lack stamina. He finished sound and we will look for a shorter trip next time.
Yesterday another thunder, Mighty Thunder looked to hold every chance at Aintree until getting stuck in the sticky home straight. He will be schooled over fences early next month and we will see if he switches code this autumn.