Since our last newsletter, we have had some fantastic performances with numerous winners and placings. We have just equalled last year’s tally of 37 winner (including two on the flat) and, although this might be slightly short of what we had hoped for at the start of the season, we couldn’t be happier considering all the horses had to have a month off mid-season. Winners this month have included horses that hadn’t been right earlier in the season and this turn around in form is credit to all the team’s relentless hard work.
It has been so unfortunate that Henry, our retained rider, is off injured when the horses are in such great form but the good news is he is on the mend and is hopeful of a mid-summer return. In Henry’s absence, we have been really fortunate to have other talented jockeys available to ride. Craig Nichol has put in a lot of time at home, schooling and working the horses, so I was so pleased to see him win on Heritier, The Questioner (twice), Jet of Magic and Go on Chez. He is a very strong yet sensible jockey who gives us great feedback and has become an integral part of the team.