We were thrilled that Run To Milan won his racecourse debut at Wincanton on Boxing Day in a competitive bumper that should prove informative.

Our yard conditional David Prichard took up the lead 2f from home and pushed him out for a for a three and a half lengths success.

Run To Milan is a brother to 3m hurdle winner City Supreme and closely related to Boyoboy. His dam was unraced but is a half sister to the winners Old Flame and no Discount. He has the stamp of a chaser and is an exciting prospect for the future.

Midnight Sapphire ran right up to her very best at Kempton yesterday in the 32Red Casino Mares’ handicap Hurdle, just failing to reel in the winner by two lengths.

We have four entered at Exeter on New Year’s Day. Admiral’s Secret is in both the Passage House Inn Topsham “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle and the Billy Williams Memorial Maiden Hurdle where we have also entered Helluvagood and Bindon Mill is in the Bathwick Tyres Beginners’ Chase.