This pm we take Little Aub to Lingfield’s polytrack for the first time; the aim this pm is for him to build on the quiet promise he showed initially at Kempton and which he built on in his second start at Chelmsford and to get a mark; progression is the key and he will find life a bit easier in Handicaps going forward and he should be a person of interest later in the Winter after accumulating some more experience and when running in a grade that will suit him.
Tomorrow we take Marshall Aid and Black Truffle to Chelmsford; they run in the 8.00pm and 9.00pm races respectively and the reason I mention it is to just touch on how these late races can impact on the Yard and the Staff, something I have touched on before. In the depths of Winter the horses and the guys will be lucky to be back at Rowdown before midnight tomorrow (the guys having started in the Yard at 6am!) and, particularly if conditions are icy or foggy, this is not a great scenario welfare and safety wise and which might have been put in place to provide live racing coverage to the punting industry. If you follow this link you can read a bit more about this issue which is a concern both across the Irish Sea and in the UK. The effort that the staff put in on these nights is something to be, and is, appreciated within the Industry although you perhaps might not be certain of saying that in relation to the commercial corporate punting world.