We have a couple more runners coming up as we look for the most suitable races for our novice chasers.
Tomorrow at Market Rasen Ain't My Fault steps up in trip over fences. He settled so well last time at Bangor and as a former point to point winner we are hoping that the extra distance will suit him.
The lorry will have a quick turnaround and will be off to Uttoxeter on Monday where we run Book Of Invasions and Mint Gold in the two mile novice handicap chase. It is a shame to run two horses in the same race, but with a lack of novice handicaps over the minimum distance we have decided to do so. Both horses are chase debutantes and have had plenty of schooling in the past week on the rain softened grass.
We are looking forward to working some of our end of the month runners on the grass next week, and Scu has been busy putting up the rails to mark out our mile and a half gallop. We have also had some serious work going on at Arlary where the winter horses went four times up the woodchip, and the four year olds worked for their first time. It was a day for dreaming.
Thomas was in to watch the work with his left arm in a sling; he has broken his collar bone and a few ribs but is determined to make a swift recovery. He will head to the IJF Jack Berry House in the next few weeks where the team there will aid his recovery and keep his fitness levels up.
We were delighted to welcome Iain 'The Bear' Milne to the yard last Thursday; a former Scottish international rugby prop he was in the 1984 Grand Slam team and well known for his strength and bulk in what was a much more physical game than now. He has always been interested in the yard and the training and recovery of the horses and we are very pleased that he will be more involved as a part-owner of Caboy.
Caboy ran a super race on comeback last Tuesday and we rate him highly for the autumn and winter. There are a couple of free lease shares left in him; please contact us for more details. His owners group will be a lot of fun.