A nice result for Bouguereau, winning very much as he liked and doing it in good style. Realistically he only did what he had a right to do – on all known form he was in a different league to anything else in the race, and so it proved. It’s a small hurdle negotiated though, and if he comes out of the race well and progresses for the run we can continue with the Derby daydream for a little longer by aiming him at one of the trials.
Shawhill was lame yesterday and is still lame this morning. It looks minor but it is a problem as she was down to run in Cologne on April 6 – I suspect we’ll miss that date now. On the plus side Max One Two Three is warming up nicely and she looks as if she’s come on well in the winter months.