Born To Please cut her leg over the weekend so unfortunately she couldn’t go to Brighton. I don’t think the rain did much to the ground anyway so it’s probably a good thing we are missing it. We will just have to sit tight and hope we get some soft ground somewhere before the end of the season.
Black Truffle got balloted out at Kempton as well. He is in a 7 furlong handicap at Wolverhampton this coming Friday and it looks like he will get a run. As we can’t get him in anywhere else, we will send him. He’s won over course and distance a number of times so hopefully he will go close. We will have to think about a jockey for him; Friday’s can be very difficult to get who you want.
Misu Pete will run at Nottingham on Wednesday (I’m sorry if I said Thursday; I don’t know why I got that wrong). The race is at 5pm; it’s an Apprentice race with 16 runners which is a bit scary around Nottingham, but hopefully he can keep out of trouble. I would have liked Darragh to ride him but unfortunately he isn’t available. Instead we will use Tom Greatrex; he’s Ed Greatrex’s brother and a very good rider. He’s actually rode for us as an Amateur jumping once but he has recently switch to the flat. They are drawn 4 which is probably the best draw we could have got; the plan will be to go forward if he can but there will be a lot of pace on early so he might have to tuck in.