This week brought seven runners in just over twenty four hours with five at Yarmouth on Tuesday afternoon followed by two at Kempton on Wednesday evening.
First up at Yarmouth saw Hidden Dream and Percy Toplis go in the 4:00. Hidden Dream showed up well until tiring a little over the closing stages to finish in seventh place. Percy didn’t get in to it at all. Perhaps the sticky, heavy going was not in their favour also.
Two more went in the 4:30. Kraka and the returning Drop Kick Murphi after his lay off. Kraka became a bit restless in the stalls eager to get on with it. Unfortunately as the stalls did open, he was almost “sat down” and lost all chance as a result. The plus was Murphi’s performance being prominent throughout until finding the effects of being off for a while yet still finishing a creditable fourth. Will surely come on for the run.
In to the 4:30 now with Agent of Fortune seeking to win Christine’s sponsored race for the second year. Alas it was not to be. AoF never going on the heavy though did plug on late to run in to eighth place.
The following night at Kempton had Moment of Peace out for his second run. He improved plenty for his debut at Yarmouth. In against plenty of “fancy stuff” from the big stables. MoP was slowly away yet ran very well indeed to be beaten just under ten lengths in a “hot” race. Very encouraging.
Then on to Penarth Pier in the last. After her impressive win at the course last week, hopes were high for a repeat and she was sent off favourite. The double wasn’t to be though third place beaten about a length was hardly a disgrace.
Our next “adventure” is the horses in training sales on Thursday (31st) with Agent of Fortune, Catalogue and Hidden Dream going through the ring.