Saturday, January 05, 2019

Something to look forward to

We couldn't manage a winner on our first runner of the year, but Konigin ran well again at Chelmsford on Thursday, finishing third.  She's run three times for us and has run well every time, and it would be good to see her win a race; but she's been in work all year and had a busy time through the season before she came here, and all horses need a break at some point.  So it probably makes sense for her to have one now and then get going again for next season, rather than just to carry on racing through the winter only to find that she needs a spell when we want her to be racing on the grass next summer.

We'll have one entry next week, Solitary Sister at Lingfield on Saturday.  But I'd say that there'll be a reasonable chance of her being eliminated then too.  We'll see.  But we're into the new year and most of the horses will be having their work increased week to week over the next month of two, so even if we don't have many runners in the coming weeks, I'd like to hope that there's plenty to look forward to in the coming months.  And hopefully there'll be a few runners in the winter anyway: Solitary Sister, obviously, plus The Rocket Park over hurdles, and Sacred Sprite should be ready to run again later this month; and Dervish should be ready to resume (after something like a 750-day absence) next month. Always good to have 'something to look forward to'.

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