Places At Ayr And Back To Musselburgh

We had a couple of third places and a fourth place at Ayr and it looks as if the horses are running well again.

Le Frank has plenty of scope and while he was keen to start with he soon settled in front and jumped well. He was just a little weak in the closing stages but this was a great second run over hurdles and we are biding our time until he is strong enough to go chasing.

Rivabodiva has a great attitude and she bravely tried to make all in the three mile hurdle. She was caught out after the second last though and her fourth place is credit to her game attitude.

Thepensionfund was very professional throughout and just did not quite stay the trip. He will most likey go over hurdles now, where the jumping should help his stamina. He is pictured in the parade ring.

The lorries will be loaded and back over the Forth Bridge in the morning on the way to Musselburgh. 

We have two in the novice hurdle, never an ideal situation but with cancellations, we have ended up with a couple wanting the same race conditions. Kelpies Myth loves this track and showed improvement last time once he settled. The Road Home will be suited by further in time but this race should teach him more and he will like the good to soft ground.

We reluctantly run Boys On Tour from out of the handicap, but he needs a novice chase run to qualify him for handicaps. That said he has schooled really well these past few days and he should be a better chaser than hurdler.

Jump For Dough is back over hurdles after not quite taking to fences. We use Thomas to take off ten pounds and if he can run to form then he should be competitive.

Finally, Blue Baton makes her bumper debut. She is entitled to be green on her first run, having only be trained at home, but she has ability and a good pedigree and has missed no work.


Comments (2)

  • yvonne Learmonth

    Grt to see the horses coming back to form. Misfits ran really well yesterday and Thorpe ran a super race for Jane.
    Dreadful conditions at Ayr today but good runs by all your horses, Le Frank was given a great ride by Tom Scu, and I particularly liked The Pension Fund,, well done Scu Snr
    Upwards and onwards tomorrow. See you next week.


    Jan 02, 2018 @ 11:11pm
  • Rod

    All the best to the yard for 2018

    Here how well did young Thomas do on Jump for Dough. He didn't panic when the fav came along side him turning into the straight and kept his horse up to the mark to lift the spoils. Here it would be good if Musselburgh could put on an extra ten meetings after what has been lost to the weather in recent weeks ;-)

    Jan 03, 2018 @ 2:42pm

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