Last week we visited three of our trainers to see how our flat horses are getting on ahead of the start of the turf season.
The day began with a visit to Mark Walford's yard to see Hulton Ranger. He has grown a huge amount and clearly it was the right decision to not run him at two as he looked like a different horse. He made his debut later that day and ran really well. He was very green but showed loads of ability and will be giving his owners plenty of fun in the coming the weeks and months.
After stopping off at Mark's we visited Karen and Gemma Tutty's to see how Shahnaz was getting on. Again, she has gained lots of weight and looked lovely coming up the newly resurfaced gallop. She rates an exciting prospect this season with her pedigree suggesting she will continue to improve.
Finally, later in the day we visited Phil Makin's yard to view our latest purchase. She is a nice scopey filly by Sioux Nation out of a mare called Cabelo. The dam was useful herself and has produced one winner from one runner. Our filly is a three quarters sister to the 80 rated Arabian Romance.
Voodoo Doll and Sabbathical have continued to be placed to good effect in higher grade races, picking up some good prize money along the way.