Emley Lovett (far side) popping over a few hurdles
TWO runners at Wetherby today with ELMLEY LOVETT (1.40) making her debut for the yard after an aborted mission at Ayr a few weeks ago. We took her up to Scotland but the ground quickened right up so we decided to pull her out and wait for another day.
A big chasing type, she will be far more at home on the soft ground we have here and hopefully we’ll get a nice debut into her. As we said earlier this month, she’s been patiently handled so is making her first start at six, but we’re hoping that will be in her favour as she’s been given plenty of time to mature.
What we’re looking for is a positive introduction and we’ll know a bit more about her afterwards. She’s bred to get this two-mile-five trip so that’s not a worry and while there are some mares with more experience in this field, hopefully she will hold her own and show us something encouraging for the future.
COSMIC OUTLAW (3.55) makes his chase debut over three miles after a couple of below-par outings in handicap hurdles since the turn of the year. A point winner, jumping fences was always the long-term plan and we’re hoping the change of obstacles will spark him back into life a bit.
His win at Kelso back in October came on good to soft so while we don’t think current conditions will be a problem, we wouldn’t want too much more rain for him. He's creeping back down towards the mark he had at Kelso when he won so hopefully he can be competitive in this field.