It is a very busy day for us tomorrow with 4 runners at 3 different meetings. AVIATOR gets the ball rolling at Warwick in a 2 mile 5 furlong handicap hurdle. There are 7 runners and Trevor Whelan takes the ride. It will be his first run back over hurdles after a long lay off with a tendon injury. He made his comeback on the flat at Kempton recently and ran well in a race in which they went a proper gallop and he just got tired inside the final furlong. The race has definitely brought him on and he has been in good form at home since he ran. We have been waiting to run him on good ground which it should be tomorrow. It looks a competitive race but we hope he can run well and come back in 1 piece and can continue to make the progress he showed over hurdles before his injury.
QUEEN MONTAYA makes her debut in a bumper race at Huntingdon and will be ridden by Nico de Boinville. We have deliberately gone down the National Hunt route first as her owners are equally keen on jumping and the flat and she can switch to the flat after a bumper race but not the other way round. She is a half sister to Folly Bergere by High Chaparral so she is bred to get a trip. She has been pleasing us in her work at home but she will definitely need the run. All 13 original entries have stood their ground and it should be an interesting race of its type.
SPEED CRAFT runs at Chelmsford in a 7 furlong fillies novice race. She ran against some very good fillies last time out at Newmarket but we were disappointed with her run. She did blow alot afterwards but we have not found anything wrong with her. She may not have handled the ground that day as it was softer than anticipated. She ran a reasonable race first time out on the polytrack so we hope a return to the all weather may suit her. She is drawn 3 of the 13 runners and Ryan Tate rides.
Ryan also takes the ride on DEDUCE who runs on the same card in a 10 furlong fillies handicap. There are 14 runners and she is drawn 13. She ran on the flat in France and won twice. She has been working well at home with Apache Song and will return to hurdling this winter. She has been showing a bit of a turn of foot at home and could run well even under top weight as long as she handles the surface.