Monday 5 December
Colebrooke is declared to run in Fontwell tomorrow for TMT Grand. He will face 7 opponents, which include 3 previous winners including Secret Edge who is the winner of the Wenslydale Listed hurdle in Wetherby in October. We found out yesterday that Alan King was going to run Secret Edge, which resulted in the pair of us trying to persuade the other not to run! All good fun and some good banter! We knew we were due to meet sometime this season, but both of us would have preffered to take each other on for a decent pot - not the small change we are running for tomorrow! Ulimately we both have the same plan - the Grade 1 Finale Hurdle in Chepstow at the end of the month so it will be an intersting match up! May the best horse win! Unfortunately regular pilot Jamie Moore is off games at the moment so we have enrolled 'Super Sub' Tom Obrien who has the most amazing record for the yard - I think it is something like 6 wins from 7 spins!! Hopefully he will make it 7 from 8 tomorrow. Yesterday Warwick was chilly, but Silver Wren didn't mind and ran a cracker to be 6th in a very competitive maiden hurdle. She was very professional and had grown up a lot since her hurdling debut - a mares race should be well within her range! Grassfinch is also declared to run tomorrow and Sam rides her, she has been going well at home after a long layoff, and it will be good to get her going again. San Telm looks fabulous at the moment, and he will be entered for a Maiden Hurdle in Fakenham a week today! We will take advantage of the fact that he has never run on the flat - and use the National Hunt status of the race. Omaruru is still going for rides and is doing well. New boy Montegonian cantered past some of his new owners on Saturday.He is on a course of strong antibiotics at the moment to clear up his mucus, so his exercise is kept to a minimum. For this reason he just cantered steadily in behind and was taking a good grip! - Don't think he has ever been asked to go this slowly! He is doing everything we ask of him and will continue to school gently! We have moved a few more shares over the weekend so if you would like to have a share and would like to discuss ownership option further then give me a call - 07909 518902.