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Racing & Bloodstock

Following a frustrating start to the season where nothing quite fired but we couldn’t find anything wrong, we found a few of the string had mucus in their lungs. A couple of weeks of routine canters without working them seemed to work albeit about four needed antibiotics. Since then we have had a couple of seconds and, finally, a couple of winners!

Buster Valentine ran an unusual race in that he never looked like winning until about two out and then won nicely. Unfortunately he struck into his leg, narrowly missing the tendon and is currently at the vets where they are (hopefully) preventing infection. He will need a period of box rest then rehabbed back to full fitness and it is likely he will miss the season.

Clondaw Caitlin won a bumper on her second start under rules. She had showed enough at home to suggest a bumper win wasn’t beyond her but it was more we wanted to boost her confidence following a fall in a point. She may run in another bumper if the opportunity presents it self and if not she will start her hurdling career.

We have a few possible runners coming up and hope the horses continue in good form.