Black Truffle ran well (on his 97th start), showing that he is still capable of getting into the Winner's Enclosure off the kind of competitive mark he ran off yesterday evening; yesterday was one of those races where the front two made all and didn't quite stop as you might have expected and in the circumstances and just before his ninth birthday it was a decent performance as the video of his race might show.
This evening we take Mezmaar back to Chelmsford where he did so well to win and be second from his two starts in the high summer. He is another person in our Yard who is not as young as he was and he is campaigned with a vu to reflect that; both of the Chelmsford performances were over seven furlongs and he goes back up to a mile this evening in a tight, tight handicap that seems to have nothing between very nearly all of them bar the top weight who is coming back in class and down the handicap for Michael Appleby.
Point in Time and Ensign Ewart both run at Kempton tomorrow evening under Mezmaar's jockey David Probert.
We have been pleased with the progression that Chantresse has been showing over the last six weeks since we bought her out of Karl Burke's Yard at the Tattersalls HIT and if you follow this link you can see quite a bit about her; she should be on the track at the middle of January.