Great to see Brae On winning his second consecutive race for the Bewleys and the West Coast Racing boys at Catterick today. This tough staying type ground out the win a little cosily in the end under a great ride from Jonathon. This is the second time the horse has won this season and he is becoming a bit of a favourite in the yard. Can he go in again on Sunday at Sedgefield under a 7lb penalty? Either way it was a welcome winner for me and the MGR members after a few losing bets recently.
Well our boy Romany Ryme has learned how to fall without doing too much damage to himself or Jonathan. However taking three falls in four races is not quite what we all had in mind! Having reviewed yesterdays race video it looks to me that our horse was pushed to his limits by the faster pace of the race in this higher class novice hurdle race on the very testing ground. He was out on his feet at the second last and just crumpled on landing. The bottom line is that the horse was running in class too hot for him. The jockey gave the horse a very good ride and was in the right place at the right time however we were just not good enough on the day. Martin
Romany Ryme runs in the 3:25 at Newcastle tomorrow where he takes a step up in class after falling last time out. The horse is not suited by jumping out of heavy ground and with a going stick reading of 4.3 tomorrow it does not get any heavier than that! As there are three hot horses in opposition tomorrow and I like the prospects of Panama Petrus and Ivy Gate in particular then I would be happy with a nice run and some place money would be a bonus! Either way MGR club members are looking forward to a great day out on Eider Chase day. Martin
I will know which race Romany Ryme will be running in by lunchtime tomorrow. The more likely option is our local track Newcastle on Saturday.......more to follow later!
In very wet heavy ground at Catterick yesterday our horse clipped the top of a hurdle and slipped on landing at the third hurdle in the race. The horse and jockey came back fine which is the main thing. The race therefore did not tell us anything other than his jumping needs to improve. Time for some serious schooling as lately his hurdling technique has been patchy which is a shame as he never runs a bad race otherwise. I am sure George and Jonathan will work on this to get the problem sorted out at home. Martin