13th April - Aintree

13-April-2018 8:42
in General
by Admin

Two runners today at Aintree.

4.05pm Minella On Line runs in The Topham over 2m 6f which is run over the National fences.
Minella ended up on the floor at Fakenham last time out but he had jumped better than I’ve ever seen him jump up until that point, he and Potters Legend were going for everything at the last and they both ended up on the deck.
It was thoroughly undeserved, thankfully he got up ok and after a couple of sessions of physio he has been absolutely fine since.
Potters Legend went on to win nicely up at Haydock afterwards so the form has been boosted.

As I’ve said before the first time they school after a fall is very important to assess how it’s affected their confidence, he was fine and has had two further sessions and there’s not a bother on him.
Minella has tons of scope, he never makes a mistake at home, he can have lapses in concentration on a racecourse but he had never fallen until last time out.
It’s not ideal coming here on the back of a fall but there wasn’t time to get another run into him and sometimes a fall can be the making of a horse like him who can be flippant.

He will be ridden by Conor Shoemark.

5.15pm Sevarano runs in the Championship bumper over 2m 1f.
Sevarano was very impressive on his only outing to date at Kempton.
The race was run at a fast and furious pace on pretty horrible ground, he was on and off the bridle throughout before pulling well clear in the final furlong and he really ran through the line which is always a good sign.
I don’t particularly like the Cheltenham bumper so this was always the plan as long as he remained in one piece.
I’ve been happy with him since Kempton but this is a big step up.

Sevarano is an easy horse to do anything with, he is good to ride but is still a big baby in his work, he doesn’t pick up the bridle until he gets upsides and then he takes off, he’s been working with Euxton Lane and they are a pretty level pair.

Sevarano is a tall leggy type who will have plenty of improvement in him when he fills out, he’s an exciting prospect.

He will be ridden by Noel Fehily.

Nelly is looked after and will be led up by Gracie O’Reilly who also rides him at home.
Sevarano is looked after and will be led up by Erin Pringle, at home he is now ridden by Harry Beswick who took over from Pavla Zgarbova when she returned to Slovakia ten days ago.