We had something of a mixed evening at Kempton; Duly Amazed regretably banged a joint and was a non runner.
Heerathetrack ran something of a flat race
and showed that he might need a break out of training having been on the
go for more than a year; he travelled just as well as in his last
three races but fell into a hole as everything quickened right up over a
furlong out; we will see how he is when we get him back into work in
the New Year but he might have showed for the second time, at this stage
in his career, that that eighth furlong is one furlong too far,
although he is likely to stay at least a mile in time.
The positive part of the evening was Twilight Revenge who predictably rather found the stalls quite scary and was pretty much equally predictably slowly away being at least 12 lengths off the pace as they turned in; before going on all the way up the straight to be fourth under a spiffing hands and heels ride from Ellie; and would have been third in another 25 yards; yesterday evening's race was probably a decent quality aw Novice for the time of year and the winner, who ran to around 89 on his debut and probably ran to more than that last night under his penalty, is clearly a horse with a future; our guy is likely to come on considerably for running yesterday evening (even if he cuts last night's 'stalls deficit' by a third next time one vu is that he could be seriously competitive in similar company); there are two other small things related to his race last night; one is that Twilight Son sired the second, third and fourth home last night and continues to make a really impressive start to his stallion career; and the second is that one share in Twilight Revenge going forward could be available and Mark would be pleased to talk about this (and to show him on the move at Rowdown).
We were pleased that the ballot dropped right for Meisterzinger at Chelmsford tomorrow evening and both he and Bayston Hill run in the ten furlong Handicap.