Tuesday 25 November
Quiet day all round. Kikos has been raised 3 lbs for getting beaten at the weekend, but I was having a really close look at the form of the winner last night, and I can see why we were put up. Initially I was surprised with Nick Giffords post race comments about stepping the winner up into a graded chase, but looking at some of his novice hurdle form, it seems like he may just be good enough for the step. Bobby has been dropped 4lbs after Cheltenham, which is fantastic as this opens up a few more options in some 0-120 handicaps. He just blew up at Cheltenham so we would expect him to go well next time - he certainly seems in grand form at home! Tonight we are off to the Ricoh Arena to see Coventry City play Swansea. We've been invited up by Jay and Ben to see them play, let's hope they both get a game! Rousing Rob is heading off to Newbury today to have his op. He really is in good hands and everyone seems very up-beat about his future, so let's hope all goes well and he is soon home and on the mend.