No winners and a mixed bag in terms of results.
Ollie Fliptrik was awful and I can’t see anything positive to take out of it – his action was unattractive and he looked like he didn’t belong on a race track. It confirms my fears for the horse as we’d had very little feedback from the Coles of late.
Ours got tired, but I can forgive the run as ten of the fifteen horses pulled up and the remainder finished in single file. I think the ground was pretty desperate but also he may have needed a little more time to recover from his last run.
Mon Michel ran really well in ground that was on the soft side for him, and at one point I thought he was going to win. He’ll be better on better ground – our target now is the Tote Gold Trophy which I can only hope we get into.
I noted Gay Kelleway’s comments in the Racing Post – “…until the powers that be clamp down on exchanges it’s hard for owners, trainers and jockeys”. Hard for them to what – hatch a plan? Gay was in our box every day of the Tattersalls October sale and she didn’t voice such opinions then.
I was impressed by Deep Purple on Saturday, who I thought ran very well despite not liking the ground. I like him ante post for the Supreme Novices at 20-1.