15th May - Kempton & Towcester

15-May-2017 8:59
in General
by Admin

Two runners today.

Kempton 3.35pm Toviere runs in a novice handicap hurdle over 2m 5f.
Toviere ran well in defeat at Ascot on his most recent run, I've seen him jump better but he did run to the line which he hasn't always done in his races.
Toviere has been a consistent horse without winning, his pedigree suggested he would be a stayer but when we stepped him up to three miles at Taunton he didn't get home. 
We have tried different tactics with him, even making the running at Southwell when there was no gallop and he has sometimes been a bit keen early on in his races so he has been a bit of a work in progress.
We have schooled him over a fence at home and he jumped very well so he will more than likely go novice chasing after today but we'll see how he runs before making any decisions.
Toviere is a sweet horse to do anything with, he was a bit timid when we first had him but he's a lot more confident now.

He will be ridden by Leighton Aspell. 
Toviere is looked after and will be led up by Marcel Danihel, he is ridden at home by Gracie O'Reilly.

Towcester 6pm Financial Climate is declared for the handicap chase over 3m but he will only run if they get rain, there is some forecast so we'll make a decision when we see what happens.
Financial has been a fun horse for his owners and until this season has hardly run a bad race even though he hasn't had much respite from the handicapper, as I've said before it's difficult for these type of horses you have to keep running them to get them back to a winnable mark again but they can lose confidence being constantly beaten in competitive races with lots of runners.
Financial made an uncharacteristic bad blunder early on at Wincanton on his penultimate start, Tom felt he wasn't right and pulled up soon after, FC had blood in his nose probably as a result of the mistake. He has never bled before. 
He took a while to warm to the task at Hereford last time out, he is a confidence horse so it could be that he was thinking of his previous run but he did finish third thanks to Harry Beswick's perseverance, he was very chirpy after that race so hopefully he's put his Wincanton experience behind him. 
He doesn't seem to be the force he once was even though he's still as bright as ever at home so we will make a decision about his future when all of the syndicate get together this summer.
On that note one of the syndicate, Rosie Stirling, sadly died last week, she followed FC wherever he went and we had a lot of great days at the races with her, she adored Financial, she was a lovely lady and we will miss her enthusiasm and warmth.

He will be ridden by Harry Beswick.
Financial is looked after and will be led up by Peter Macek, he is ridden at home by Amy Deans.