We remain quietly pleased with Little Aub, who might have run to quite a decent mark of around 60 yesterday evening at Chelmsford, and who took another step forward both to a mark and in terms of gaining experience. In the right grade he should be a competitive person given a little time.
Black Truffle ran another spiffing race, clear second throughout the final quarter of the race, just finding a well handicapped three year old too strong in the last furlong. Our person, who should really know better, pulled for England in the first third of the race and he would very likely have been closer still with a stronger early pace; he should remain effective and competitive in similar handicaps over the Winter; he has been such a good servant to both SH and to Rowdown and he will have a well deserved retirement at some point going forward.
No runners over the weekend but we are particularly looking forward to running Shufoog over hurdles at Newbury next Wednesday; and we have also made an entry for Bird for Life at Kempton over sixteen furlongs that evening, the filly being a person who has showed steady improvement as she has gone up in trip having made her racecourse debut over five furlongs at Bath as recently as June.