I have a nice bunch of horses running over the weekend where I’m looking forward to seeing Navajo Pass run in a better quality race at Doncaster. We also run Blakeney Point at Donny; he was a very smart flat horse and I’m hoping he can transfer some of that speed to this discipline.
All of my thoughts on our weekend runners can be read below:
He has been ready to run for a while but I just haven’t found a suitable opportunity. I think whatever he does, he’ll improve from it and we can work from there.
Similar to OfcourseIwill I’ve been waiting to run him for a while but he’s a horse I like and definitely has a future.
He’s done everything right at home. I suppose the ground will be slow enough for him but he’s schooled well and he should learn plenty from the experience.
He’s been very unlucky the last couple of times and was doing nothing wrong the last day at Kempton when coming down. First and foremost I want him to get around and anything after that is a bonus.
It’s only a fortnight since Newcastle but he seems in good nick and I don’t think he had that hard of a race. My only slight concern is that we’ll have to make our own running again but not much we can do about that.
He’s been disappointing over hurdles and he’s had his wind done since then, so I just want to get him back on track and get a nice confidence-boosting run.
Track: Carlisle – 12:50
Jockey: Mr Philip Armson
She was placed in an Irish point-to-point last year and finished third in a bumper on this card last season. She was disappointing at Uttoxeter on hurdling debut and looks like one for handicaps.
Track: Carlisle – 3:30
Jockey: Brian Hughes
He’s a nice horse but whether he wants soft/heavy ground around Carlisle, I’m not sure. He came to grief on both starts in his point-to-points, so It’ll be nice to see him get around and he should run well.
Track: Southwell – 3:20
Jockey: Jack Dinneen
I’ve bought him as a nice schoolmaster for the boys in the yard, so they’ll knock plenty of fun out of him.
Best Chance: Navajo Pass