17th February - Hereford
Three runners today at Hereford.
Kaphumor has been disappointing in both of his races for me this season having won a point to point previously.
He’s a horse that shows plenty at home on the gallops but he has not travelled in his races and I think he might need some form of headgear on in future and he’s most likely to go chasing after today.
Kaphumor is a bit grumpy in his stable at home but he’s good to ride.
Tim is a huge horse who finished third in a point to point before joining me and he has been placed in both of his hurdle runs this season.
This will be his chasing debut but he jumps so well and because he’s got such an enormous stride hurdles look too small for him.
Tim is a very kind gentle giant at home and he’s good to ride, although he has a good buck in him when he’s fresh.
This will be his first race.
Francolin is a good looking son of Cokorico, it’s not a sire I know but he’s got a good attitude and he enjoys his work so I would be happy to have more.
Francolin was kindly sent to me by his breeder, he was due to run in point to points but that has obviously been curtailed this spring.
He’s not been with me for very long but he does go nicely enough.
They will be ridden by Jonathan Burke.
We haven’t had many runners since Christmas but my horses haven’t exactly fired having run consistently well until then, they’ve been checked over and nothing is amiss.
It’s frustrating but it happens at times and then for no apparent reason they hit form again.
Kaphumor is looked after by Kai Lenihan, he is ridden at home by Lenka Helmecka.
A Time To Shine is looked after and will be led up by Flora Alessandroni, he is ridden at home by Tom Britten.
Francolin is looked after and will be led up by Mila Lunackova, he is ridden at home by Gracie O’Reilly.