Unfortunately we have had a slight set back with Shamonix. She is a little bit sore this morning on her front feet. She did have a new pair of shoes yesterday which could be the issue but we can’t be sure. It doesn’t look drastic; it was a bit of a 50/50 decision whether to run her but we have decided not to. We feel that it is a bit unfair on her and there is a chance she might not run well due to soreness. We can’t really afford a poor run at this stage and we have known her in better physical health so the aim will be to get her back to that before running again. There will be other opportunities for her.
We still have Bird going so not all is lost. She is well respected by the paper and the betting market so let’s hope for a good run.
Also later in the week we have a couple of entries for Misu Pete and Black Truffle at Chelmsford on Saturday and Monday respectively. I know I said we would give Pete a break but the handicapper has done something a little unusual which might encourage us to give him another go. I will explain more later in the week.