Thursday 29 August
Kikos is declared to run in Hereford tomorrow (5.30). Sam rides, cheekpieces left off, tongue tie still on, and currently Good To Firm ground, although that looks very likely to ease. He takes on 5 rivals and is in great form - probably as well as he has been all summer, so if he lasts out the extra 3 furlongs he should run very well. Stuart back from his hols, and reports that new boy Benefit Cut rides like a very very nice horse, so that has got his new owners dreaming!! Colebrooke looks great and is coming on very well, as is San Telm who should be ready to run in about 5 weeks. Tannerman and Smart Exit are both back in and look in good old order. Tannerman does not look like he has been away, so he should come to hand fairly quickly. All very exciting for the season ahead!!