We reunite Arlecchino's Leap with Jason Watson at Kempton this evening; Jason rode him to that spiffing hatrick at Chelmsford and Wolverhampton in the early Spring of last year (our guy was one of the horses that showcased Jason's obvious early talent when he was claiming); therein lies one issue in that Arlecchino's Leap has run seven times at Sunbury and has yet to finish in the frame, despite winning eight races and being placed another eight times. But there is no reason why he shouldn't act round Kempton and he runs off 60 this evening having won the hatrick last year off 63. 66 and 72 and he has a competitive chance at the weights if he can put his last two runs, where he hasn't been at his best, behind him.
We take Goodman Square to Chepstow tomorrow for their Nursery tomorrow afternoon.
One final thing to say is that we have decided to retire Black Truffle from the Racecourse; he will go over to Mike's newly openly Breaking Yard in Eastbury and be used to lead and help his young horses over the Autumn and Winter and then have an extended holiday over the Summer; a happy and rewarding life for him; he won nine races for SH and for Rowdown and was placed a remarkable 31 times; from 108 racecourse starts over seven Seasons, a surperb 38% win and place record. Here he is helping to get Nicola Currie's career underway at Chelmsford in December 2017 and showing the tenacity that made his career so rewarding for his people