Both Ballycool and Sky Khan had a jolly around the farm this morning although they had to miss out the main fields which are now growing a heavy crop of grass ready to be mowed for haylage later this month.
Ballycool, pictured, is in good form and has come on for his run last month. I am not sure that this is his ideal track with its stiff finish, but the trip will suit and it is good to get him back in a 0-100 chase.
Sky Khan ran below par last time and while he has been sound we think that he has had an underlying issue with his heel. He has had work on it from our farrier Greg Crawford and he seems more comfortable now. It will be interesting to see how he handles the track.
Greg was busy this morning putting front shoes on our first batch of pre trainers who are due in next week. They are still out in the fields for most of the day and night, but are ready to start our long pre training program which we have found to give the horses an inner strength. More details as the horses come in.