Speak Of The Devil blundered away his chance when unseating Stephen at the second fence at Haydock. While the race conditions had changed with four fences out of the back straight and ground that was closer to good to soft than soft, we were still looking forward to Devil taking his chance. Thankfully he was caught by Jaimie after a circuit so did not have a hard day and may run again soon.
Indeed Devil was on the gallops this morning and schooled up the big tyres; we do not want a repeat next time. Also schooling were Offtheshoulder, Tarset Hinny, Haul Us In, Magnum, and Eeyore. Working on the grass were Arizona Bound, Missy May and Mr Toastie.
Le Frank is en route to Sandown where he runs tomorrow in the two mile handicap chase. Having won well at Carlisle he deserves his chance at a Southern track and we think that the fences will suit his jumping. Any more rain would help his cause.