Monday 19 October
Matty at Plumpton, and I really thought it would suit him, but yet again he confounds me. Travelling and jumping beautifully through the race he was leading turning for home, but as soon as the favourite loomed large at his girths he stopped trying and finished sixth. A very disappointing run - not for the first time!! he will now have a winter break and come back into work in about mid January. He will then have a sharpener over hurdles in the spring before going over fences. If there is no improvement over the larger obstacles he will be plying his trade in sellers for the rest of the summer. A work morning at home and all worked well - Important Business is in 2 races at Aintree over the weekend along with 2 at Chepstow, so we will have a bit of form study to do to try and get the right race. Troglodyte also has an entry at Towcester on Sunday if the rain arrives.