We shall have to have a serious word with On The Right Track; his behaviour left something to be desired at Kempton yesterday evening and which resulted in a fair bit of nugatory effort all round; there will be other days for him once we have reminded him that he lives in a Five Star Equine Hotel on the basis that he occasionally co-operates in running a bit faster than he normally would.
Just reverting for a mo to Chromium running so decently, and then being Claimed, ex Chelmsford on Tuesday evening I just wanted to say that, given we only paid £3.5k for her, she produced a net return of some £14k for our Nursery before departing Rowdown; which is something of a real positive result; coupled with the signficant promise that Royal Charmer showed at Kempton it does show what can be achieved with yearlings on a fairly limited budget in the current bloodstock climate. The other three guys in the 2018 Nursery will all go to Tattersalls at Ascot in November (although we might look at buying Royal Charmer back to stay in Rowdown) and we will be operating a 2019 version of the Nursery, which will have three rather than four yearlings; I would be pleased to discuss an involvement and the full details will be published on the Blog and on the Website as we go forward.
This evening we take our spiffing middle distance filly, Point in Time, back to Kempton where she has a decent record. She has improved five pounds since this time last year and remains a filly who could improve further with maturity; she could well stay in training as a five year old and we continue to have an aim of getting her a little Black Type; the right approach is to draw a line thru her modest run at Kempton at the beginning of August (when she self evidently wasn't right) and if you do that she is, just as she was at Newbury in July, overpriced this evening; she goes to Kempton to be competitive and will be well ridden by David Probert who knows how to get the best out of her.