Things are looking up. Whey Sauce ran an excellent race on Friday, finishing well beaten in fourth but comfortably ahead of the rest of the field and showing the ability in the race that she had shown on the gallops. She got to the front too soon – Jack had hoped to keep her covered up but she took off and he didn’t want to rein her in. She then tired in the closing stages – she was exhausted at the end and blew for 45 minutes afterwards. She would have liked firmer ground – we may get one more run into her if the weather stays right.
Bougie sadly was lame on Thursday and we pulled him out – he was lame on his good leg, which is a bad sign. I think that’s it for him – I have to think about what to do with him now.
I had a winner yesterday as Bad Sir Brian won the last at Plumpton. I went down for the race and watched it with Nick and his wife Ruth, one of my co-owners (Bob) and his daughter. Andy Stewart sponsored the race and I had a brief chat with him afterwards – I don’t know him but Nick told a story about him in the bar afterwards which suggested that he is an exceptionally generous man.
All positive, and every chance of more winners this week. Cheddar George goes today, and he should have a great chance of following up his narrow win last time. He won despite going round the wide outside and he looks such a good horse – he drops back to seven furlongs which was Richard Hughes’ advice after the last run. Peintre D’Argent goes to Ffos Las, and she’s still in good form. She will win races when the cards fall right for her – tomorrow might be one of those days.
I have some other entries as well, but nothing definite. Western Eyes is ready to run, it’s just a question of finding the right race. Sunday Bess, the other one of my Japanese fillies that is working well, is looking for the right race.