IT’S back to the hard graft on Saturday after the highs of a fantastic week at the Cheltenham Festival. Frodon and Topofthegame were both epi
IT’S back to the hard graft on Saturday after the highs of a fantastic week at the Cheltenham Festival.
Frodon and Topofthegame were both epic and we already can’t wait to see what they can do next year!
Bryony gave Frodon an amazing ride and he was so tough in victory.
He got headed at the last but found loads under pressure and showed how much he’s improved this season.
What we do next term I’m not sure but for now we’ll just enjoy the moment.
Topofthegame looked a monster in the RSA and I reckon he beat a really strong field.
Nicky Henderson has always held Santini in the highest regard so it was great to have his measure, and he showed that he can really knuckle down in a battle.
Whatever our lad does this year is just an appetiser for next season and he’s very exciting for the future.
I’ve also got to give a mention to Politologue, who ran his heart out to finish second behind Altior in the Champion Chase.
It was an awesome training performance from the boss to have him absolutely spot on and he did us all proud.
Our other big runner of the week was Brio Conti, who travelled oh so sweetly on his way to a career-best fourth in the Coral Cup.
He’s one to look forward to over fences next year and the BetVictor Gold Cup could be on the agenda.
It’s back to normal now as we head to Uttoxeter with a nice team for their Midlands National card.
Captain Cattistock runs in the 2.25, a handicap chase over three miles.
We couldn’t see much of him last time at Exeter as there was so much fog, but Harry said he was awesome that day.
Lorcan takes off 5lb now and hopefully he can back that up here.
Magoo will go in the 3.00, a handicap hurdle over two-and-a-half miles.
This is a relatively quick turnout after a hard race last time when he kicked too soon and just got beat.
Hopefully he can bounce back from that with Bryony on board.
Our other runner is Dr Sanderson, who runs in the same race.
He’s won two of his three starts for us and is a horse we like.
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He did it well when winning a novice at Ffos Las last time out and it will be interesting to see how he gets on in this higher grade.
Elsewhere, Kempton hosts their annual post-Cheltenham meeting and we’re sending a few runners.
Ashutor takes his chance in the novice hurdle at the beginning of the card.
He’s still a maiden but is definitely a horse we like and it would be nice to see him get his head in front.
This speedier track should suit and we’ll see how he gets on.
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Envoye Special takes his chance in the 2.05, a handicap chase over two miles.
He’s had plenty of time since his last run and hopefully he can improve a bit now dropped in trip.
He’ll be a better horse next year but should have some scope off his current mark.
An extended two-and-a-half should suit My Way much better and we’re expecting a much positive effort from him in the 2.40.
He’s very well at home and is really starting to come into himself.
Darling Maltaix avoided the Festival to run in in the 3.50 as a Flat track suits him better.
The race has cut up a bit and Harry Cobden is back on board now, so hopefully he’ll put up a nice performance.
Our final runner is Grey Getaway in the 5.00. He’s a big horse who’s joined us after finishing second in his point.
He’s been going nicely at home and this seems a perfect starting point.
We’re already looking forward to him running next year.