Pre Hexham

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.

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  • John McSharry

    Breaking News:

    After two expensive Election campaigns, which places great strain on programming budgets, the BBC will be televising Racing from Down Royal on BBC2 Northern Ireland (channel 972 on Sky). It can also be viewed later on the BBC iplayer, so I am reliably informed. Yet another of my begging bowls proves to be successful, after much begging Lucinda!

    I am looking forward to a great afternoon of racing, hosted by Gavin Andrews and Johnny Murtagh, with the 2017 renewal of the Ulster Derby, the highlight of the three live races. I say to you Lucinda, pull up a wee chair, sit down with a glass or two or three of Edinburgh Gin and watch BBC Sport at its very best.

    Best wishes
    lots of love


    Jun 18, 2017 @ 4:07pm

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