Recent racing plans have been badly affected by the weather with many meetings cancelled. We hope that Taunton goes ahead on Friday as Get Wishing runs in the Lady Riders Handicap Chase over 2 miles 7 furlongs – Isabel Williams (trainer Evan’s very talented daughter) takes the ride. Dancing Shadow is entered for the 3 mile chase at Exeter on Sunday and badly needs a run.

Our last two runners ran well enough in hot contests: Minnie Escape finished 4th at Wincanton with the easy winner already coming out again and winning at Taunton. River Bray finished mid-field in an extremely hot handicap at Kempton – I am sure both will find easier opportunities in the future.

Admirals Secret will be aimed at a big target for his next run at either Ascot on 23rd January or Cheltenham at the end of the month. It will be very interesting to see how he copes with a lighter weight in a higher class race.

I and everyone at Shutscombe wish you all a Very Happy New Year and a better 2021!