POCHARD put in a good performance to win last night at Fontwell over hurdles. It was her first win on the racetrack and hopefully she is capable of winning a staying handicap on the flat too. It was a particularly rewarding victory for the owner, Mrs Shaw, as she bough her cheaply as a yearling. Her judgement has been rewarded and she is going to breed from her once her racing days are over. We believe it could be her first winner as an owner too so many congratulations. If POCHARD comes out of the race well and the ground is still in her favour she could make a quick reappearance at Fakenham on Wednesday.
It is a quiet Bank Holiday weekend at Park Lodge with just one runner on Monday. ICE BELLINI is running in a maiden race at Windsor. She was disappointing at Newmarket last time out but hopefully she will run significantly better this time. The soft ground should suit her.