If you go here you can see a video of Bayston Hill’s spiffing performance at Lingfield yesterday afternoon under a well judged ride from Nicola Currie; if you go here you can see and hear Nicola’s post race interview with ATR. Doubtless the Handicapper will have something of a say about the decisive nature of yesterday’s performance and the the gelding has been on the go since the early Spring and run 12 times so something of a rest might be in order; but he has become a firm favourite with everyone at Rowdown and will continue to give a good account of himself in similar and better class handicaps.
One share in Bayston Hill became available at the end of the turf season and you can see the see the details on his page here; he represents an opportunity to be involved in a successful and consistent person, the proof of which was yesterday!!
This evening we take Little Aub and Black Truffle to Chelmsford; as I touched on yesterday probably the best way to look at Little Aub is that he will build on what he achieved on his first run at Kempton a fortnight ago and that this evening is the second step towards a mark for him going forward.
Black Truffle, who is not as young as he was and who had some problems with his feet in 2016, does go to Essex with a competitive chance for our Racing Club. He has been running consistently well since the end of June and in seven runs has only been out of the frame the once, when circumstances conspired to run on what had become some unfavourably fast ground at Brighton in the second week of August. He remains on an all time career low mark, is significantly helped by Nicola’s Claim and provided he gets the strong pace he needs to run into he should not really be far away in what is a competitive race for the grade.