Monday 31 October
A nearly day today - two runners - Silver Wren made her hurdling debut at Plumpton, and ran a blinder to finish third. She cost herself second by trying to put it up to the winner from a long way out, and in the end this was a very satisfactory introduction. She will be winning races. E Major ran in the Pertemps qualifier at Kempton and ran a super race to finish fourth. He has been in for a fair while now, and will have a little break before coming in for a spring campaign.The other near miss today was for us at the sales. Unfortunately our intended target made significantly more than our budget which is amazing, and we wish his new connections well with him. Our search will continue, and we will look at some horses in Ireland now.