23rd April - Ludlow
Manning Estate runs in a handicap hurdle over 3m.
Flash ran well enough in his first attempt at a handicap last time out at Fontwell. They went no gallop and off top weight he couldn’t just finish with a sprint.
That was a step up in trip and today he’s running over three furlongs further for the first time.
Lash and I felt he got the trip perfectly well last time out and we are confident he will get this three miles today but it’s not a given.
I feel Flash is a galloper who loves to get into a rhythm or stay on off a strong pace, this track should suit him.
Flash is a bit of a boy at home, life is all a bit of a joke but he does have ability and he usually jumps well.
He will be ridden by Leighton Aspell.
Manning is looked after and will be led up by Flora Allesandroni, he is ridden at home by Andy Llewellyn.
The photograph below taken by Emma Welling shows Manning Estate with his owner, Joe Norman.