Last week we got invited to go filming again at Newbury race course. It wasn’t quite like last time; we just had to create a mock race. All the jockeys had 360 cameras on their helmets so you can view every part of a race from the jockeys’ point of view. I think they are going to create an interactive experience for young jockeys to learn from, but I’m sure we will all find it interesting. So we sent all the Club horses bar Bird For Life who has been very busy recently. They were pretty easy going about how the race should look but they did want a horse come though the field to win the race. There’s only one horse that we know was a safe bet and that was Miracle. After the poor run last Friday we were a bit worried but we needn’t have been. He did the job brilliantly! It just shows there’s nothing wrong with him and last Friday was just a blip. Hopefully getting his head in front on the race course will fill him with confidence; after all he wasn’t to know it wasn’t a real race! Another notable effort was from Bird To Love apparently. If there’s any footage I’ll try and get hold of it and send it on to all of you.
We could have a busy week again depending on the weather and what gets in.
We actually have 4 Club horses in at Ffos Las on Tuesday. Bird To Love and Born To Please are very likely runners. Bird To Love is in a Fillies Handicap Maiden which means nothing in the race has won and there’s no colts or geldings. There are a few smart 3 year old fillies but a few have had plenty of chances to win already and our filly has plenty of improvement to come. 10 furlongs may be a bit short but the track will definitely suit her.
It’s the first time in ages we’ve got a chance of getting the ground right for Born To Please, so we’d better go. We are trying her over a bit further; she looks like she will stay. She is also in at Nottingham on the same day but Ffos Las is our strong preference right now.
Then we have Misu Pete and Black Truffle in a mile handicap. Pete has good form over course and distance but he’s been very busy and he his high in the weights. He also has an entry over 7 furlongs at Salisbury on Wednesday. 7 furlongs there is a bit sharper than Newbury. We haven’t made up our minds quite yet.
I’m not sure if Truffle will get a run but I’d like to send him if he does. He’s never really got it together on the grass but he’s been out paced over 6 furlongs so the mile might suit better. If he can travel at a steadier pace he might enjoy it.
We will know more about jockeys and draws tomorrow.