The sun is finally shining, the horses are on form and we are very much looking forward to Gus (otherwise known as Bloody Nose) making his debut at Warwick next Wednesday, ground permitting. He is a big strong sort by Kalanisi and we are certain he will make a lovely chaser in time.
Gus works really well in training and we are hoping he will show signs of what’s to come with a good run in what’s shaping up to be a very competitive race.
We also have a possible entry for Damby’s Star on Saturday, who has sadly been out of action this season with a stress fracture in his pelvis but has since made an excellent recovery. Damby’s Star (Eric) has been showing improved form on the gallops but will not run if the ground is soft, as he needs a good, confidence boosting experience after such a long absence.
Of course, horses will be horses, and the very lovely Lady Overmoon knocked herself schooling (she always tries so hard to please) which meant we decided not to run her last week but she will be out soon and has a good turn of foot. Her brother Lord Valentine is also showing great promise and has been going much better recently, with Wilson working hard on trying to get him to settle. We believe it won’t be long before he catches his sister up – should we be anticipating another case of sibling rivalry on the yard?
Coneygree delighted Nico (de Boinville) when leaving the ground over some small fences in the school last week and is now cantering long distances every day and making a remarkable recovery. He is now ready for a short break in the field but will be back in early so that we have plenty of time to get him ready to prove that he’s still a force to be reckoned with on the racecourse, as soon as the weather and ground allows.
We all have our fingers crossed for Bloody Nose’s debut on Saturday and hopefully Damby’s Star will get to take part as well. Watch this space!