Sunday 1 March
One Good One , One Bad One
Today E Major and Bahreyna went to Huntingdon. E M in the far stronger division of the Novices Hurdle. He ran a really good race, the ground had really dried up in his favour and he travelled beautifully on it. He hurdled very well , and was travelling very well when he was jumped into by the biggest horse in the race just after three out. This definitely did him no favours but he rallied well to finish fourth. A good performance and Jamie was really pleased, and said he had enough ability to win a level weights novice in the spring/summer so there were many positives to come from the run. Members of The Chicheley Partnership that got to the course were pleased, and it was good to see so many of them in the Box that I had arranged for the afternoon.The not so good one was Bahreyna. Stuart and I had gently told everyone to have a little each way bet on her, but she tailed in last - sorry everyone, but they can make fools of you!! Jimmy reported that her stamina just ran out 3 furlongs out, so it is very much thinking caps on for her!! Next runners will be at the end of the week.