It’s been a relatively quiet 2 weeks on the runners front here at Saffron house. We are returning to action on Saturday with Mewtow at Lingfield. He will bid to follow up his unsurprising course and distance win back in late December. He’s a horse I’ve always liked however the strength the race he won could be questioned. We should have a much better idea of his ability on Saturday when he steps into a more competitive race and carries a penalty for that win. He seems to have improved at home both physically and mentally over the past month so I will be expecting him to make a bold bid from the front under Fran Berry.
Later in the evening Phosphorescence will take to the track at Kempton, he's been very kindly given to the yard by the Niarchos Family, whom we are incredibly grateful to. Phosphorescence has been a big part of our early success both on the track and at home where he does a brilliant job as a lead horse. My apprentice, Fletcher Yarham will have his first ride of the season, I am sure he will enjoy himself and hopefully learn a little in the process. Fletcher is an intelligent young man and a good rider, he will pick up various rides for me over the coming months.
At home we have had an increase in tempo with many of the older horses back cantering and enjoying their training out on the grass. With just five weeks to go until the start of the grass season I am trying to keep a lid on my excitement!