We thought Waiting Patiently ran a lovely race on what was only his second start since winning this last year. Obviously we didn’t learn anything in the King George regarding trip or anything so this was the logical choice. We probably would have took our chance back in trip at Newbury had it not been off. He dint look fully comfortable on the ground at times and we will (try) keep him on softer going where we can.
Mega Yeats ran a great race to finish third in a listed race on just her second start over hurdles. She will improve for the run and she should have learnt a little more about racing by running. She will now miss Cheltenham and we will look for another mares novice hurdle for her.
Black Ebony made his racecourse debut at Kelso and ran a really promising race. Beaten less then 4 lengths into seventh he has come out of the race well. For a horse that had never been away from home or through a show ring he was very professional all day and took everything in his stride. He will have learnt an awful lot from that experience and should he build on it he should pick up a bumper before he turns his attention to hurdling.