A good day Saturday. Not so good on Sunday – I’m sad that Authorized’s racing career ended on a low note.
Effingham goes today in the first at Windsor. I had a good chat to Barry this morning – having originally thought him to be a sprint type (on the basis of appearance) he now thinks he is more of a middle distance type, and should perform well over a mile (which he runs over today). There is a possible concern over the ground – he didn’t enjoy it at Pontefract when the ground was G/F (although it was probably firm). Windsor is a lot flatter than Pontefract and that may improve matters – the ground is given as good with G/F patches. I think he’ll probably be ok on it and is worth a bet.