The tempo is being increased as we get closer to autumn racing with more of the pre trainers in full training and working at a good pace up the gallops.
At Kilduff we schooled a couple this morning including the five year old Chasseur De Tetes who jumped really well over the hurdles and will likely go hurdling next rather than another bumper. We also jumped Rossamilan who was super, Rivabodiva and Momkinzain.
On the home page is a photograph of Jump For Dough who won and was placed over hurdles in Ireland in May and June. He is by Milan and has settled in well to our routine. He will be schooled over fences in September and may be aimed at the Northern Lights series with its £25,000 final in December. He is for sale at a sensible price and should be a genuine type for the winter.
Vino's Choice has been sold to a new syndicate 'Bit Of GG Fun' who include some existing owners and some first-time racehorse owners. I am sure that Vino's will give them plenty of fun as he has already coasted home in a bumper and looks to have lots of talent.
The Presenting mare related to Dunguib has been leased to the Kestrel Partnership and will be named Blue Baton. She has already completed two weeks trotting and is a straightforward strong type. She will be prepared for a bumper in the late autumn.
We have had some lovely visitors over the past few days including Michael and Lady Jane Kaplan who came to see their horses and to show Where's Tiger the Rosebery trimmed hood that could keep his ears warm during the winter. He is pictured modeling it. The trend may catch on. Also in was Margaret and George Lammie who are celebrating their ruby anniversary and who popped in to see Tantamount.
Finally, it was brilliant to see Iain Jardine win the Ebor at York last weekend. From being behind the pace, Scottish Racing is gathering momentum both on the flat and over jumps and it is a great credit to the owners who are loyal to Scottish trainers and to the racing up here.