Mysteree a brave second in The Midlands National and Monbeg Aquadude wins at FFos Las.
On Saturday 18th March Mysteree went to Uttoxeter for the Midlands National trying to gain an almost impossible staying chase double after landing the Eider chase just three weeks before. He had come out of his Newcastle win amazingly well and with discussion with his owner Lynn Maclennan it was decided he could do both as there weren’t many options for him after this. Ridden again by Robbie Dunne he was settled towards the rear in what looked a very strong gallop. The pair got into a great rhythm and took the lead with three to jump, the challengers were closing on him going to the last, a great jumped saw him go a length in front only to just get passed by Chase the Spud in the shadows of the post. Chase the Spud is a horse he had beaten earlier in the season but we were meeting him on a stone worse terms here and still nearly came out on top. This was a very good run from a very exciting young staying chaser who is improving all the time. We will see how he is before making any future plans but if he has a holiday now he certainly owes us nothing have gone up 18lb in just 4 runs since joining us. He certainly has us dreaming of Welsh Nationals etc next season!!
Chase the Spud and Mysteree jump the last upsides.
Sunday 19th we headed down to Foss Las with the Mark Blandford owned Monbeg Aquadude. Monbeg is a horse we think a great deal of but he is a massive horse who has just taken a long time to come right, he was sick when he arrived here from Ireland. He had shown promise in his 2 novice hurdles at Chepstow finishing fifth and fourth. Ridden this time by Tom Scudamore he was settled towards the rear before taking the lead three out before going on to win comfortably. It was great that Mark his wife Trish and Marks mother ‘Granny June’ were all there to celebrate. Monbeg Aquadude is a real staying chaser in the making and will come back a different horse after a nice summer holiday, that said we may look to give him one more run over hurdles depending on how he is and the ground .
A Happy Blandford family collect their prize.