Monday 10th May
Bembridge was unlucky to be beaten last time out at Fontwell when another horse bailed him at the start costing him abut ten lengths out of the gate.
I was going to finish him for the season after that run but because the weather has been so cold I couldn’t turn him away, we kept him going and he’s been in such good form at home I decided to run him again if we got any safe ground.
Bembridge isn’t the brightest but I do think the penny has finally dropped and he’s been much sharper at home and in his schooling.
Bembridge is a lovely, kind horse who is very easy to do anything with.
March won a bumper and a novice hurdle last season and he was beaten by a nice type on his last outing at Fontwell.
He will go novice chasing in the autumn but I wanted to give him one more run before he goes out to grass just for experience.
March is a good looking, tall horse who is still a little bit unfurnished so a good summer on his back should improve him for next season.
He’s a pretty straightforward horse to deal with but he’s easily bored.
They will be ridden by Jonathan Burke.
Impy was impressive in his first race for us, a bumper at Doncaster, he ran way too keen and I didn’t imagine he would get home but obviously he did.
He had won a point to point before joining me so his schooling has always been good, hopefully he won’t be as strong today but if he is at least the hurdles give him something to think about.
Imperial Hope is a sweet horse who is good to ride at home but he can be a bit strong on the gallops.
He will be ridden by Brendan Powell.
At this time of year a few of the team have already left for summer jobs or holidays so the horses are looked after, ridden and led up by different people to usual.
Bembridge will be led up by Marcel Danihel.
Little Awkward will be led up by Tom Britten.
Imperial Hope will be led up by Cameron Baker.