Exit To Where is turning into a consistent young horse and he ran a solid race at Ayr on Saturday, becoming confident at his fences and staying on to be second over two and a half miles and thus qualifying for the Northern Lights Middle Distance Final in the spring. A good bodied type he enjoys his racing and deserves to win for his owners, Ray and Anita Anderson Green.
Earlier we were delighted with Calle Malve's run as she made her debut over hurdles. We opted to bypass a bumper with this four year old and while she showed signs of greenness she improved through the race and galloped home to be fifth. She will step up in trip in time and with plenty of scope she should be a cracking chaser next season.
Today we ran Blooriedotcom and Deepsand in the two mile handicap hurdle at Carlisle. Both horses coped with the soft ground and Bloorie looked more relaxed through his race. It was important for him to get a clear round having fallen heavily at Kelso last Saturday, and, having schooled a couple of times this week, he jumped with increasing confidence through the race. His fifth place will be improved on. Deepsand pulled hard early but once settled he ran with enthusiasm, just finding the hill a little tough. He should be very competitive back on a flat track.
We galloped four youngsters after racing; it was wonderful of Carlisle to allow cantering and the experience gained today will not be lost on our quartet. Signifiant led at a good pace and was joined by the unraced Otello Moor and Shirocco four year old, and the ex Scandinavian Magnum.
We have had a great start to the autumn and with seventeen winners and over £150,000 in prize money, we are currently in twentieth place in the national trainers table. There is much to look forward to and some exciting horses still to run, and the team here continues in good spirits. We have some new and returning faces both equine and human to add to our already strong team, more news on them in the coming few days.