Friday 19 August
Kikos, for almost the first time since we've had him let us down a bit yesterday. In mitigation his race was run at break neck speed (8 seconds faster than any other heat) and he could not dominate. Sam reprted him to be flat out most of the way, which led to 2 ghastly mistakes down the back side, after which Sam schooled him home with his future handicap mark in mind. We may look at a spin over hurdles next, as unfortunately we are likely to run into the winner next time as well! Glad to reprt that he seems OK this morning, but Stuart did say he (Kikos and possibly Stuart) was very grumpy on the journey home last night! Colebrooke is declared for his hurdling debut at Market Rasen tomorrow evening, so fingers crossed for his new owners TMT Grand, who are made up of Ben Turner, Jay Tabb and James McPake. It will be James' first ever runner!