When we got to the races we had some concerns about Bird’s health; she had a slight dirty nose. Most horses we probably would have pulled out but she has had sinus problems in the past that haven’t caused her too many problems. We decided to take a chance and she has actually run a great race. It was a higher grade than she has run in for a while and she got caught a bit flat footed around the home bend; but she finished very strongly as usual to pick up 6th. Ellie was aware of our health concerns so she wasn’t overly hard on her; Bird on very best form could possibly have been in the frame. We will give her some time to recuperate now. There are a couple of targets for her at Kempton on the 23rd January or the 2nd February, depending how quickly we want to run her.