Monday 18 January
Cloonacool's form was held up on Saturday, when Azert De Coeur was just touched off in Wetherby. Beaten 18 lengths behind Cloonacool in Ludlow, ADC was beaten just a head at the Yorkshire track. Helped by a step up in trip and a drop of 6lbs in the ratings he had an easier task than in Ludlow, but it still puts a firm look to the form already. There are other entries out of the Ludlow race this week, and all of them need careful consideration, as they could all run well!! Cloonacool should be out again at the end of the month. Just one entry this week - Smart Exit, his race looks very deep, as does the ground! We bypassed Ascot with Sneaking Budge, and he will head to Sandown on February 6th. Christmas Twenty scoped clean late last week, he will have another easy few days before we start to have a look for another race for him. Stuart needs to be sure that he is OK before he starts to ask him any serious questions - and time is on his side!