I am sorry to say we are still very much in the dark as to whether racing will resume on Wednesday. There have been a lot of horses around the country given a clean bill of health but four more cases of equine flu have been confirmed in Newmarket. It’s hard to say how the situation will be handled now. Either they will shut down the two affected yards and the rest of us will carry on; or they will want to test every horse in training which could take weeks. They should be making an announcement this afternoon but with the new cases plans could change.
We have kept a few entries going in case we get the go ahead. Black Truffle is in at Kempton on Wednesday evening (13th February) and at Chelmsford on Thursday. Kempton would definitely be our first choice.
Bird For Life is in over two miles at Lingfield on Friday. It’s a bit of an experiment because there are no races at Kempton for her. Lingfield is a very shape track so you would think the maximum trip would suit her better than the mile and a half.
The main entry though is Born To Please at Huntingdon on Sunday 17th February. It will be very exciting to see what she can do in a handicap hurdle