The yard has seen four more winners in the last couple of weeks and there was a busy start to Cheltenham Festival week with five runners on Monday and a winner as Runasimi River ran a cracker to win at Plumpton, with Millie Wonnacott riding the mare to victory.
Whilst it was not at Cheltenham, we had another winner on Champion Hurdle day when Mongol Emperor justified odds-on favouritism (and the decision to send him all the way up to Sedgefield) by winning his second race in a week. This time it was Harry Reed in the saddle.
It was three winners in three days, for three different jockeys when Solwara One was an impressive winner Wednesday at Huntingdon with Robbie Dunne on-board this winner.
National Hunt racing does have a tendency of delivering some rough with the smooth however and this was the case on Thursday. Kansas City Chief unseated Millie in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham and unfortunately, she was injured in the fall. Having suffered a bad injury last year, Millie will be on the side-lines again for several weeks again and we all wish her a speedy recovery.
After that low, it did seem that we might get a real high to end the week on Friday when Milkwood ran a blinder in the County Hurdle at Cheltenham. He looked like he might win going down to the last and despite being run out of it up the hill, he was still third which was a great run.
Our racing club horse, Doing Fine, was back from a break, the following day, contesting the Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter. Whilst he was unable to hit the frame, he finished the race and that should set him up nicely to contest his other end of season targets. If you would like to get involved in the ownership of Doing Fine, you can do so by joining the racing club and details are available by selecting “Ownership & Costs” and “Racing Club”.
Another winner arrived last Tuesday at Wetherby when Peltwell won her second consecutive race. Jockey, Danny McMenamin, was able to ease her down close to the line and fingers-crossed there may be more to come from her.
With a couple of second-place finishes since hopefully, there are more winners to come soon.