We take Misu Pete and Bayston Hill to Wolverhampton this evening; it remains a disappointment that Waqaas missed the ballot.
Misu Pete has not quite been at his best since the resumption, just running once, at Kempton at the beginning of September, to the kind of form he remains capable of, witness him making all at Kempton at the beginning of March. Well drawn this evening much depends, as it often does, on how the race is run and he and Isobel go back to Wolverhampton to run well.
Bayston Hill, like Misu Pete, has been a spiffing servant to the Yard and has been in equally spiffing form over the last three months, winning twice and getting into the frame twice; the constraint is that he has gone back up the handicap and he needs to run to his best to win a really tight handicap (take out the bottom horse and there is literally nothing between the rest in terms of weight in the saddle and distance); he goes back to Wolverhampton to run really well and represents some ew value at double figure prices.
Finally the ROA yesterday published an action plan that seeks to provide a strategic framework for the Industry's Ownership base, specifically in relation to the pressures created on Owners by the current wider national circumstance; I will look to touch on this in a little more depth over the next couple of days but if you have the time it is worth a read and you can see it here. The Blog is of the vu that the ROA are representing the interests of Owners in an effective way in what can only be described as a grim national circumstance.