29th January - Doncaster
One runner today at Doncaster.
3:10pm Walk In The Wild runs in a Novice Hurdle over 2 Miles.
Even though Wilfred finished fourth in his first race, a bumper at Hereford, I was slightly disappointed with the way he ran.
He hung very badly left and he didn’t really finish his race, nothing came to light post race so I have to ignore it and carry on.
Wilfred is a big rangey horse who is still pretty backward but he shows me enough at home to hope his first race was a blip, his schooling was initially very good before becoming flippant so he had a short educational jumping spell with Laura Collett.
Laura did a good job of getting him to concentrate more on his jumping and he has schooled well at home since then.
I’m unsure of the ground today, he has a round action to suggest he wants softer conditions but it’s a case of whether he is strong enough at this stage.
Wilfred is a sweet horse to deal with and he can be a bit of a boy at times on the downs, he has a good buck in him, there’s no harm in him though.
He will be ridden by Jonathan Burke.
Walk In The Wild is looked after and will be led up by Marcel Danihel, he is ridden at home by Stefan Namesansky.