6th February - Doncaster & Huntingdon
Three runners today.
Doncaster 2.55pm Manning Estate runs in a handicap hurdle over 3m.
Flash hasn’t run since falling in a novice chase at Huntingdon on his seasonal/chasing debut.
We have been waiting for better ground ever since so it’s been a frustrating winter for his owners.
There is little point going back chasing at this stage of the season and with the ground conditions still not ideal, we’ll keep him to hurdles for the remainder of this winter and reassess when the new season arrives.
Felix ran better than the form suggests last time at Exeter but he hated the ground and jumped poorly as a result.
He has had a couple of sessions with Yogi Breisner since then and he’s been good.
Felix will probably fare better once he has a handicap mark.
They will be ridden by Leighton Aspell.
Huntingdon 3.05pm Cervaro Mix runs in a handicap hurdle over 2m 3f.
Alan is another that has had a frustrating winter waiting for better ground.
He did run ok in slightly softer than ideal conditions last time out at Taunton but Gavin heard him make a bit of a noise and he has had a small wind procedure since that race.
He will be ridden by Gavin Sheehan.
Manning and Cervaro are looked after by Flora Alessandroni, she will lead up Flash who is ridden at home by Nikola Studena. Alan is ridden at home by Andy Llewellyn.
Felix is looked after and will be led up by Jan Soldan, he is ridden at home by Clare Robinson.