A quieter week in prospect in terms of runners; the forecast might be for some dryer and a bit colder weather, which will be good and which will enable us to progress the Two Year Olds along in the Nursery and later this week we hope to have some video footage of them cantering, something, properly cantering, that is always good to achieve before Christmas with Two Year Olds.
We do have Black Truffle engaged in the last race of Kempton's Wednesday Twilight card, their all aged seven furlong Handicap, but the ballot will have to drop kindly for him to get his 98th start and at this range it does not look as though his race will divide. Here you can see him running on well to be third at the Sunbury track last week, in the process showing that a return to the Winner's Enclosure might not be all that far away.
Our only other runner before the weekend is this afternoon in the shape of our Footstepsinthesand filly, Cala Sveva, making her second racecourse appearance in Wolverhampton's divided seven furlong Fillies Novice Stake. She is an athletic, quite tall filly who has been quite weak (and she also had quite a nasty bout of ringworm over the summer that did not help her progress) and with maturity we are looking to her to build on the speed she showed over a mile on her first start, at Kempton, in the middle of September; she should come into her own in Handicaps in the New Year.
As I touched on last week 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 click the Button you can see quite a bit about her; she should be on the track at the middle of January.