Dancing Shadow is fine after his Cheltenham experience where the old course proved too quick and just didn’t suit him. They turned up the pace on the final circuit and he just couldn’t cope with it. He’ll now go for the Scottish National a week after the Aintree Grand National.
Bindon Mills goes to Exeter tomorrow for the three mile Higos Insurance Services Interactive Handicap Chase and he has a big chance.
We have three at Chepstow on Thursday. It’s very exciting to see Oscar’s Cross, a half brother to Giles Cross, run in a bumper. He will improve for the run.
Heluvagood and Ambion Lane both go in the Triflex Novices’ Handicap Hurdle
On Saturday Ut Majeur Aulmes goes to Newbury where we will try him over two and a half miles for the first time in the Insure With Be Wiser Handicap Chase. Tolkeins Tango will run at Stratford in the Booth Family Handicap Chase.
We had a thoroughly enjoyable time at Cheltenham and were treated extremely well in owners and trainers. We also couldn’t be more proud of Flo and Rachel, who both used to work here, and now work for Jonjo O’Neill and Willie Mullins respectively. It’s always lovely catching up with them when they are home for their holidays.