Wednesday 25 November
Millarky is declared to run at Uttoxeter tomorrow. He will be making his handicap and chase debut, and goes well at home. Sam who takes the ride on Lady Thompsons' homebred came up yesterday and schooled a few, including Bobby Gee who is still on course for Newbury on Saturday. Jardin De Vienne has been dropped 3lbs by the handicapper and we will look for another race for him in a couple of weeks. Kikos is in great form and on the walker daily at Michael and Fionas' Stewkley base. He will be coming back to Fences Farm in mid to late December and resume work in January. Hopefully he can win off of his current mark over fences, but we may consider reverting to hurdles if it looks as though he will be well treated over the smaller obstacles. The loophole has been closed but we will have to speak to the handicapper and see what he thinks.