Meddling is a horse who has always worked well at home since we bought her from Sir Michael Stoute last autumn but had been incredibly frustrating by not reproducing that ability on the track. However, she had been getting very upset in the stables at the races and must have used up a lot of energy before the race through nerves. This time, we got to the races as late as we could so she had less time to worry and it worked as she remained cool in the preliminaries and manged to make all the running to score her first win. The win should do her confidence some good and this could be the start of good things now we know the key to her.
|Meddling and Shelley win at Lingfield|
No Such Number has been running well on the flat all winter without winning but he did score over hurdles. He's going hurdling again on Wednesday at Worcester and I think he has a great chance in what could be a weak selling race. We are not particularly keen to sell him or anything but he is running in this race because there aren't many other options for him until he is handicapped and he enjoys jumping the French-style hurdles that this track and Southwell have.
No Such Number (Reno)
Avidly is entered at Nottingham on Saturday but she would not want the ground softer than good as she can't handle deep going. She too seems to be going better now and can hopefully make up for some below par runs recently.
On the other hand, Handheld is entered that same day but won't run if the ground is firm. He has been shining recently with some really brave efforts and deserves to win again soon.
Avidly (Graham) & Luhaif (Ross)
Our other speed queen Honeymoon Express is well on the way to her comeback and may be running in a couple of weeks. She needs firm ground so we will have to pick the right day to run her but she is flying at home and I'm excited to run her again.
Honeymoon Express (Shelley)
Bushy Glade (Shelley) & Celestine Abbey (Adam)
Gary Witherford in action
Three To Follow Update
There wasn't much to write about after a slow-scoring month but now the runners are beginning to find their positions and in the joint lead with 10 points thanks to the win of Meddling we have: Geoff Walton, Stephen Broadley, Linda Wright and Rob Wright.