Emirat De Cantana rounded off a great day for the British Racing Club. In the morning their members had been to the yard, to see the horses and watch the work morning on the gallops with added refreshements catered for by Matthew and Edinburgh Gin. Up at Perth Emirate ran a promising race to be fourth staying the longer trip well. He is gently progressing and should be a winner for the BRC soon. Derek is pictured giving the post race analysis to Rupert and members of the club.
Gemologist ran a good race to be fourth, like Emirat staying the trip really well and having seen that she can do so we will probably ride her more prominently next time.
Arizona Bound gave Hugo a safe first ride over hurdles and although outpaced he stuck to his task and will be fresher over fences next time.
Perth had done a super job to water the ground and produce going just on the soft (and safe) side of good. If they can do the same for the rest of the season we should have sme good racing.
Tomorrow we have four heading to the track. Gripper makes his hurdling debut for the Phoenix Partnership: he has solid form on the flat, and while he will improve for tomorrows debut he should be capable of running well. There are shares available in his partnership.
Make It Happen ran a super race to win at Kelso last time and while there is a danger of the two miles round here being on the sharp side for him he should be able to stay on in the closing stages.
We love Mighty Thunder and the way that he has developed into a strong stayer over hurdles, another one to find early pace tricky he should be fine over the extended trip and his light weight will help on the home run.
Finally, we run the Tay Valley Chasers Touchedbyanangel in the novice handicap hurdle. A winner in Ireland he looked rusty on his first run back at Kelso but has come on a lot both mentally and physically for that day. He looks a generous each way price.