Monday 29 February
Leap Year Proposal
No - not that kind - Stuart proposes to run a few this week, that's all!! San Telm is back on song after banging himself a couple of weeks ago. He has an entry in Newbury on Friday, but that looks pretty hot, so he will also have entries in both Stratford and Doncaster on Saturday. We will loom at opposition, ground and jockey availability before deciding where to go later this week. Also entered over hurdles in Doncaster on Saturday will be Bold Conquest - these entries are just in case the ground goes too soft in Huntingdon where his first preference is a run in the Cambridgeshire National. Christmas Twenty, who has been working very well lately, and seems to be growing up, also has two entries in Huntingdon on Sunday, and will contest either the maiden or handicap hurdle over 2 miles. Cloonacool seems fine after his run on Saturday, and will have a good few days off in the sunshine! Smart Exit is back doing some hard graft and worked really well on Saturday - he is still on course for Chepstow on March 12th. Savingforegas is recovering well, and will soon be able to be moved to her new home. She will be able to be covered this spring, and we are looking at a number of options for her! Sneaking Budge is also coming on well, although he isn't quite as good patient as SFV. Pine Warbler is also on the easy list, and will not be seen again until next season - he is merely suffering some aches and pains, as although he is 7 he is still a big weak baby, and his exertions this season have caught up with him slightly! Focusing has come out of her race bouncing, and will remain in bumpers for the rest of the season to protect her novice status over hurdles. She has schooled really well, so it is worth keeping her a novice for next season. Another young filly to keep an eye out for is Grey Warbler who is going really nicely at home.