We had four runners at Carlisle – all making their seasonal or racecourse debuts. Tayzar has some good form in the book but is his own worst enemy as he can be very keen in his races. We decided to send him chasing as, usually, the sight of the big black fence makes them back off and they settle better. He was certainly more rideable and was running a cracking race until he stumbled on landing at the second last (upsides the winner) which cost him all chance. Still, bar that he jumped well and we were thrilled. He will be out again soon. Return Ticket didn’t justify second favouritism but we were not as disappointed as some as we are not sure the course would suit him and he took a blow after being keen early. He will come on for the run. Raecius Felix ran well after his pre-race antics and he will improve a lot for the experience. He raced behind the bridle but jumped well and was not fully tuned up as he is a touch hot headed. Mega Yeats was purchased following a point to point win and we were thrilled with her winning debut. We never intended to train her for a bumper but as the ground was too quick to school her we opted to aim her at that race for experience and a day out. She will now go hurdling.
Lemon T may make his racecourse debut at Ayr on Monday. The final foal from his dam he is related to bumper winners and does things nicely at home. Its a newcomers bumper so there is even less to go on but we like and he will come on for the run regardless of his finishing position.