2nd September - Uttoxeter
Two runners today at Uttoxeter.
This will be his first run over fences and his second race since a major wind operation.
Roger is a stunning looking horse who has been disappointing so far in his races but he was found to have a serious wind issue and due to ground he has only had one outing since so it’s impossible to know how successful it has been.
As you know it sometimes takes horses a couple of runs to gain confidence and realise they can breathe properly again.
We decided to send Roger chasing because his schooling has always been very good at home and if he can enjoys fences he will find it easier on his wind than hurdling.
Over hurdles horses tend to go a good gallop and quicken off it and there isn’t so much emphasis on the jumping whereas chasing is much more about rhythm.
Roger is a kind horse at home, he’s generally good to ride but he can be easily wound up if something upsets him.
Vinnie began his chasing career last season with credit at Wincanton when finishing second, he jumped exceptionally well on that occasion and the fences around there are pretty big and can be trappy for novices.
After that he rather lost the plot.
Vinnie is a highly strung horse and he just seemed to lose concentration in the jumping department, it’s so frustrating knowing how well he can jump, he has tons of natural scope.
He can be a gassy horse especially when he’s fresh so first and foremost I want a clear round today so we can rebuild his confidence because he does have ability.
Vinnie is a gentle horse to deal with in his stable but he can occasionally be a bit of a boy to ride, quite cold backed and spooky he’s also fairly keen on the gallops in his work.
They will be ridden by Jonathan Burke.
Peur De Rien is looked after and will be led up by Cameron Baker, he is ridden at home by Tarnya.
Vinnie is looked after, ridden at home and will be led up by Megan Brown.