Catching Up

A week away and a lot to report.

Effingham came nowhere – the vet has found a small fracture which could be the problem.  He’ll be gelded now – should be ok next season.

We’ve had a decent offer for Lord Peter Flint which is subject to a vet’s exam – if he passes he’ll be sold.  I’ll update later.

Major Eazy runs today having won nicely last time.  It’s a decent listed race and he’s favourite in the early tissues.  He should have an excellent chance – he might prefer it a little softer so I probably won’t back him, but that isn’t to say he won’t win.  Prince Ary runs in a very competitive looking hurdle at Chepstow.  He’ll have a fair chance, but again I’ll be watching rather than betting.

Lord Snooty is destined for Graham Motion’s stable in Maryland.  Motion trains General Jumbo, a horse the CSH sold two years ago for a decent sum.  The General has recently won a valuable grade 3 ($200k), breaking the 12f track record at Kentucky Downs in the process, which is excellent news – he’s a lovely horse and we always believed that in time he would turn out to be a classy animal.

I bought a very expensive yearling filly at the Tattersalls sale – a half sister to Dutch Art, she set me back 480k guineas, which is about as much as I’ve paid for the rest of my entire string.  The CSH also bought a couple of horses – I’ll update when I have more detail.