WE head to Hexham on Wednesday to get started with a nice horse for mum and dad called CAPTAIN QUINT (1.15), not above, in their two-mile novice hurdle. In time he will be a proper three-mile staying chaser, so the trip today won’t be ideal for him but it will be a good starting point on a testing track.
He’s a big scopey horse whose future will definitely be over fences, but he’s one we like and we’re keen to get going with him.
We were a bit frustrated at Ayr today with our two runners. There were no excuses really, Okavango Delta just couldn’t keep up with them and lost his footing both times on the bend, but that wasn't a factor in the end. We know how good he is and on past form he should have been up there with the horses in second or third so it’s a puzzling one. That’s his first disappointing run for us so we’ll just put a line through it, give him a few weeks until around Christmas time and go again.
Limerick Leader got a bit tired and his jumping went to pieces at the end. He’s a nice little horse who will hopefully have some decent days in him - but it wasn’t to be on this occasion!