Saturday 5 December
We are very much looking forward to seeing Christmas Twenty out again tomorrow in Huntingdon. CT isn't the easiest to train - he has his ways, but Stuart and his team are doing a fabulous job with him, and he is certainly a lovely horse to look forward to. He has no issues - he us just very immature, and takes a fair bit of managing! Tomorrow will be his third run over hurdles. He disgraced himself in Warwick when he behaved terribly in the preliminaries, but was very well behaved on his next run, and showed us a bit more of what he has when finishing second in a decent race in Stratford. Tomorrow has been the plan since Stratford, and although this looks a very decent heat, he should run a nice race. Paddy Brennan takes over form Josh Moore, as Josh has to ride a very nice horse of his fathers. The nice thing about racing on a Sunday is that it looks as though all of his owners will be able to get there - so we will get a full turnout tomorrow! Thursday night was spent in great company at the Racehorse Owners Association Awards in London. A superb evening, where we saw Coneygree and Golden Horn deservedly collect a few awards. A huge thank you to Dave and Claire who hosted us - it was a fabulous evening! On Wednesday Stuart has a couple entered in Leicester, and on Thursday our own Sneaking Budge will make his hurdling debut in Warwick. SB is very well, and has always been a natural over an obstacle. Josh was in on Thursday morning and popped him over some hurdles and really liked him - so fingers crossed he will go to Warwick and enjoy himself! There are still a very limited number of shares available in this fine big 3 year old son of Nayef - who looks every inch a chaser of the future, and will have a great time of things over fences! Shares are priced at £500 ( plus £25/week all inc. training fee). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org - or call 07909 518902 for further details. He is an exciting prospect, his half brother was a Champion in the US, and we are very much looking forward to getting going with him over hurdles!!