22nd February - Huntingdon

23-February-2018 6:46
in General
by Admin

Two runners today at Huntingdon.

2.20pm Peur De Rien runs in a novice hurdle over 2m.
Roger as he is known has been disappointing on a racecourse but he is a big backward baby who has had intermittent issues with sore shins which can plague weaker horses.
He has also been treated for ulcers since his last race, a high percentage of all horses suffer from stomach ulcers and the majority don’t show any ill effects but if we get horses that aren’t finishing their races or look a bit lean and poor in their coats it can be a telltale sign.
We then have them gastroscoped to check on the severity and they are treated accordingly with Omemprozole, to clear them up.
We turn all of our horses out in the field as much as possible and they always have access to hay when in their stable, this helps to keep their gut as healthy as possible but can never completely eradicate the chance of them having the condition.

Peur De Rien is a very good looking horse who works nicely at home, it’s a good job I’m not a betting person otherwise I’d have lost a fortune on him because he does everything so easily.
I have been waiting for some better ground for him and even though it’s given as soft today it’s drying out all the time and the soil here is light.

Roger is a kind horse, very gentle and good to ride, he can occasionally boil over on his way back from the downs but he is getting better all the time.

4.05pm Got Away runs in a mares listed chase over 2m 3f.
Got Away is a huge mare who had decent form in France before joining me last November, she is only five.
After falling in her first race for us she impressed with her jumping when winning a listed mares race at Leicester last time out, she has tons of scope but she was also clever that day.
When horses come from France they have to adjust to our chase fences being so solid, in France they can brush through the top of them and that’s what she tried to do at Newbury....not the place to take a fence on but thankfully she was ok and she did learn from it.

Got Away is not a flashy work horse, she’s quite lazy, she has continued to school well and hopefully she can put in another good round today.
She has done most of her racing on soft/heavy ground (because that’s what you get at Auteuil) and if it dries out a lot I really don’t know if it will suit her or not but we’ll see.

They will be ridden by Leighton Aspell.

Peur De Rien is looked after and will be led up by Marcel Danihel he is ridden at home by Alex Bell.
Got Away is looked after and will be led up by Emily Wall, she is ridden at home by Andy Llewelyn.