The horses have been in good form through the summer, not many have been as busy as Dinsdale. He has won over hurdles and has been kept busy with three runs on the flat. Wednesday 28th August saw him have his first go over fences, he is not bred for the chasing nor is he overly big but he is very brave. We had taken him to Lamborn the week before to have a try over a fence and was very good. So he headed to Worcester for a 2 mile novice handicap chase ridden by Ben Poste. He was given a very positive ride taking the lead after two fences and never looked back jumping well and going on to win by 8 lengths. His owner Martin Jones was there to celebrate, he will be entered at Sedgefield on Thursday and could well take up that option as he seems to have come back in great form.
Another who has been kept very busy is Northern Beau, she has been unbelievably consistent finishing in the first three in 7 of her 9 runs for us. She ran at Worcester on the 15th August ridden by Ben Poste and having her first run over 3m, again she ran well to be third giving a lot of weight to her rivals, she may well try chasing and will have an entry at Perth on the 10th September.
August has been a busy month for us, we had our owners day which apart from the rain went very well all the horses looked great and there is a real buzz here about the season ahead. Other runners of note were Lawmaking he finished fourth at Kempton off a career high mark very unlucky not to win just caught in a pocket at the wrong time. He will be aimed at the London mile final on the 8th September. Dawnie River ran well on her first run back from a break at Market Rasen to be fourth and Oriental Fixer was fifth at Newton Abbot suggesting a return to form from him.