The Yard were delighted with Pension Madness’ improvement at Newbury yesterday; after being outpaced as they turned across the far end of Newbury he stayed on resolutely all the way up the straight to finish an excellent third, beaten just eight lengths by a 92 rated flat horse. He stays extremely well for a three year old, even if he is not a particularly speedy person, and he jumps well and naturally (as you can visually see here and here); Winter ground will suit him well and perhaps over slightly further than yesterday he should be decently competitive in Novice Handicaps and will give his people no end of a fun, interesting and rewarding time over the coming months. There is one share remaining in him and Mark, Mike and Simon Pagano would all be pleased to show him to you both on the move and schooling; after yesterday he is not expensive and you can see his details here
Royal Sentiment showed himself to be pretty green and inexperienced round Kempton under lights and we will look to further his experience in Handicaps going forward over the Winter; he will improve for yesterday’s experience.
We take our quite speedy Avonbridge sprint handicapper, Leith Bridge, to Wolverhampton for the second Division of their five furlong Handicap tomorrow evening.