We had a super day at Musselburgh with a double from The Road Home and Jump For Dough and some really good placed efforts too.
The Road Home had disappointed on his hurdles debut at Wetherby, but like Thorpe did on Monday, he appreciated the better ground today and given a well judged front running ride by Derek he sprinted clear after the last. We are especially pleased for Mark and Susie Russell who bought this horse unseen after we saw him running in point to points in Ireland. He should have a bright future. In the same race, Kelpies Myth was still a bit keen early on, but he is learning and he should go very close next time.
Jump For Dough found chasing a bit tough last month, but back over hurdles he was electric and he was another who ran well from the front. Blessed with lots of stamina he should be able to continue to progress. There is ONE 10% share left in him, please contact the OFFICE if you would like to reserve it and join the band of happy owners, pictured.
In the bumper, we loved the run of newcomer Blue Baton, a filly who was green but has ability. Her third place should be improved on now that she has this run under her belt and the Kestrel Partnership have a super prospect on their hands.
Finally, Boys On Tour jumped really well on his first try over fences. I am not totally sure that he stays the two and a half miles but there should be a winning day for him soon.