We left North Devon 1130 hrs Friday morning with two horses, Sweet Adare ran in the mares bumper at Southwell yesterday evening and put up a brilliant performance dead heating for first place with the classy mare Indefatigable. Recent form lines with other mares that have run against Sweet Adare and  Indefatigable show that they are right up the batting order of bumper mares that have run this season. Sweet Adare will have her summer break now and will run over hurdles in the Autumn.

This morning we travelled both horses from Southwell to Bangor-on-Dee where Admiral Secret followed up his Ludlow victory with a scintillating performance in the 2m handicap chase, he jumped brilliantly and was given a very good ride by Conor Shoemark. Admiral Secret will continue through the spring as long as the ground remains safe.