Friday 21 February
Benny & The Ban
Benefit Cut is fine after his run on Wednesday, and should be out again in 2-3 weeks. Tom O'Brien is appealing the ban he received from the stewards after the ride, and is hoping to be able to ride at the Cheltenham Festival afterall. Smart Exit is entered in Lingfield next Wednesday, and I am delighted that the ground report there has just been updated, and it is still Heavy, as I was worried that the ground may dry up too much for SE. Hopefully there will still be plenty of juice in it by the time we get there next week! Good luck to Michael and Fiona Kehoe this afternoon - they have Ringa Bay running in Sandown - it looks a competitive heat!! Colebrooke will have his jab today, and San Telm will be scoped on Monday. A record entry for the Festival handicaps - National Hunt racing is booming, and you can be part of it for just £20/week! 07909 518902 - give me a call and join in the fun with 2 horses giving all year round action!