I haven’t written since Shamonix’s run; I think we have to put her poor run down to the wide draw. Stevie tried to get a good position but a few inside her broke well and wouldn’t let her in. After that it was an impossible task. Stevie did say she wasn’t as comfortable as the last time he rode her, so we have medicated her joints and she is already moving well again. Two things we can take out the race is, not to run her off a very wide draw again; she isn’t a horse we can run every week so we can’t afford to. The other thing is the ten furlong pace puts her under a lot of pressure to keep a position so we should have a go over further.
It’s going to be a quiet week, Bird For Life is entered at Kempton on Friday but I don’t think she will be ready to run. The cut on her leg is healing up nicely but she’s missed too much work. Hopefully there will be a similar race in a fortnight.
We will make plans for the others tomorrow and let you know.