They didn’t go enough of a gallop for Black Truffle at Kempton which is surprising considering it was a full field. It didn’t help that he got bumped about when a few were fighting for a position around the bend. It was a bit naughty of a few of them because Truffle was always going to have the pace to keep his position, and some of the senior jockey’s tried to force him out of it. It’s a good thing he’s experienced enough to deal with it; a young horse could have been in trouble. One jockey got a seven day ban for careless/dangerous riding which is pretty serious. I don’t think it’s cost him the race though; he just likes a good gallop and to pass the tired horses and on this occasion it turned into a sprint for the line. He’s come out of the race fine. It’s a nice dry week so he can go out in the field for a few hours a day to freshen up. There’s no immediate plans for him but I’m sure he’ll be back on the track in a couple of weeks.
All-weather racing is really drying up now the turf is getting going and the ground is a bit dry for most of the Club horse so we will be a bit quiet. I’d still like to go to Haydock with Misu Pete and Wolverhampton with Bird for Life on the 27th April but there’s not much else going on until May unless the weather changes.
The good news is Miracle Of Medinah is training very well and I’d imagine he will run in May. It will be his Club debut and I’m very excited about it. Unlike the rest of the Club horses he loves the summer ground.