A spiffing evening at Chelmsford; if you go here you can see Arlecchino’s Leap powering home under a real competent ride from Jason Watson to win his second race on the trot; doubtless the OH will now have a bit more of a say but he should remain competitive going forward; everyone at Rowdown is delighted that Mr and Mrs Senior’s patience and support has been rewarded.
Black Truffle ran another consistent and genuine race being joined by the winner literally in the final stride; with an easier draw he probably would have held on but we are delighted with him; he is a spiffing person of Kyllachy stock and has won eight races and been placed 25 times from 78 starts for Saxon House and Rowdown.
We take Little Aub to Wolverhampton tomorrow evening for his first run in Handicap.
Cheltenham beckons; a marvellous week in prospect; the one change from very recent Seasons being the testing nature of the ground; there are endless possibilities but here I articulated one view that is held in the West Country about the Philip Hobbs trained No Comment in the four mile NH Chase; he is a horse who should act on the ground and has the right, progressive and potential laden, profile for a race that might be close to his Owners heart.
And either side of the NH Chase J P McManus might have two other live chances; Jer’s Girl takes on Apple’s Jade in the Mare’s Hurdle; a year ago in the 2017 iteration she was travelling as well as anything, including Apple’s Jade, when she tipped up at the third last and is a mare who might have been trained for today; each way value hangs over her. And one horse who will, for sure, act on the ground is the Ted Walsh trained Any Second Now in the two and half mile Novice Handicap Chase, the last on the card;he might have a highly competitive each way chance this afternoon.