Happy New Year to everyone, here’s hoping 2019 brings success, health and happiness.
Pictured on the right is club horse Echoes of Family early in the Mares’ Beginners Chase at Naas today. She ran too freely, however she jumped superbly throughout and clearly there is some ability there. She then went far too wide turning into the home bend which threw her chance out the window, however when she straightened up she quickened up again and gained some ground on the leaders. Annoyingly the bit twisted in her mouth which caused the steering issue, but we will go back to the drawing board with her, and find a bridle that allows her to settle quicker and helps with her steering, which will make her a much more pleasant ride for her jockey too.
We will hopefully have another few runners soon, however the ground has become far too quick for most again which is really causing problems with race planning.
The flat horses have all come back in to work, and the lads are doing a great job sitting tight as they are all incredibly fresh and well!