Pre Perth

The yard is flat out with horses in work, preparing a couple for racing and getting ready for our owners' lunch. I have posted some videos on our Facebook page from this morning at Kilduff, mostly cantering around the fields and a bit of schooling.

Photographed are the schooling horses; Devito'sgoldengirl leading Bab El Mandeb, Onahandshake, and Spoils Of War.

We have four going to Perth tomorrow on a day that is sold out; such is the popularity of horse racing in Scotland.

Devito'sgoldengirl ran much better in her hood last time and while she faces a tough task she is a game filly.

Spoils Of War is not straightforward and he can try to drop himself out during a race. However, he stays well and as long as the ground is not too soft he should be thereabouts.

Thorpe has done well winning two lower grade races and he is stepped up in class tomorrow. He will be fine on the ground but needs to continue his return to form.

Finally, Onahandshake is still green but she has come on for her first run and we will try more patient tactics tomorrow.


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