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30 January

Posted on December 30, 2018

The lorries went north and south from the yard today – SAMMYLOU and ITSFINEWINE down to Taunton, and AMI DESBOIS, KAYF BLANCO and ASK BEN north to Haydock.

ITSFINEWINE didn’t enjoy himself at Taunton – reluctant all the way round, and didn’t put anything like everything in. He’s handicapped now, and so we’ll hopefully see some improvement in his own grade. SAMMYLOU just pulled Tom Humphries’ arms out in the conditional jockeys’ race – never settled, and Tom did well to get him home. He was a bit like that last year, but I thought we’d got on top of it in his recent runs. Once he learns to settle though, he’ll be winning

ASK BEN had a strange day out. Travelled and jumped well, but the race was stopped at the top of the home straight to avoid disturbing an injured horse on the track – right decision – and so he didn’t really do much more than a 12f piece of work with 5 hurdles jumped. The plan will be the River Don next. AMI DESBOIS and KAYF BLANCO both ran well over fences, and into the places, but both just found a couple too good. Their day will come, particularly if the handicapper drops them a couple of pounds !!