Still quiet on the racing front, although we had two runners in the jumpers bumpers at Newcastle yesterday with Book Of Invasions showing a return to form when fifth in an odd race, while Voix D'Eau did not relish the sand and we will change things around for him next time.
At home, the weather continues to challenge us but sleet, high winds, and rain although uncomfortable, still allow us to train the horses as we like. The team of riders and ground staff have been amazing throughout and they continue to work exceptionally hard and with good humour despite the conditions.
We have not been idle in our quest for horses with scope to win decent races, and are excited to add the pictured five year old Milan gelding CAMP BELAN to the team. After a few days and many phone calls, photographs, and videos we completed full due diligence to locate, examine, vet, and try Camp Belan and he has passed all our tests with top marks. He was third in his point to point then followed that with a super debut hurdles run in a nineteen runner hurdle at Navan when fifth. As well as having all the credentials for a top-class staying chaser he is a horse to fall in love with and we are eagerly awaiting his arrival this weekend. He is for sale; please contact me for more details.
We are now waiting to see if Musselburgh, Wetherby, and Carlisle will be on this weekend, and getting our entered horses primed and ready. If winter would relent a little there should be some competitive runners from the yard.