The whole event at Chelmsford was rather disappointing; it’s amazing that a large venue like that can’t keep the lights on. It’s just one of those things that we have to take on the chin but poor old Shamonix doesn’t get much luck. I really hoped to see a different filly although we couldn’t be sure. I’d be a lot happier if there was another similar race or anything remotely suitable for her next week, but races are scares. It would be a real shame if we couldn’t run her soon. There is one 10 furlong race at Wolverhampton that she might get in next Wednesday but there are a lot of entries in it. If we can’t get in there, we will have to keep trying; ideally over a mile and a half but we can’t be too fussy.
Black Truffle just scrapped in on Saturday at Lingfield. It’s an early race at 11:55; Ellie MacKenzie will ride him and he has a good draw in 4. Lingfield is a quick track so the mile shouldn’t be a problem; though luck usually plays a part if you’re too far back. It will be a good days racing; the Listed Churchill Stakes is very hot, with Frankuus (son of Frankel) trying to make a comeback. There is also a Listed sprint in which I will be following the local horse Corinthia Knight.
A few other things; we made an entry at Southwell (jumping) for Born To Please next Tuesday but the ground looks like it is drying up too much there. She may run on the 24th or 25th of the month depending on the ground a certain tracks.
Bird For Life is enjoying her time out in the paddock at the moment but she is also being exercised, so she is ready to go. She will hopefully make her comeback at Kempton on the 5th December.