Our runners in the last week have run well with two winners from ten runners and three seconds and two third places as well.  It could have been three winners but sadly not, with Chemical Warfare joining issue with his rivals at the last fence but unfortunately crumpling on landing and coming down.  It is a long run in a Worcester but Jack felt he was going well and would have won!  Although a little stiff and sore, he is not too bad and has been given a nice massage by our physio on Monday morning.  With a bit of luck next time he looks capable of winning over fences again.

Steppenwolf was impressive in winning for the first time over fences on stable debut at Ffos Las.  He travelled and jumped well and won a shade cosily in the end.  He had quite a lot of runs for Irish trainer Gavin Cromwell and had won once over hurdles but he was well bought by Dare to Dream racing from an online sale.  We have given him a wind op and had shown a good attitude and level of ability at home so I thought he would run well beforehand and thankfully he did!  The handicapper is putting him up eight pounds for the win so there is no need for him to be out again too quickly.  He loves good ground and although life will be tougher off a mark of 118 I hope there is plenty more fun to be had with him over the next few months.

I was delighted to get Mr Tambourine Man back in the winner’s circle at Worcester on Saturday.  This was his first win in a while and it was great to reward his owner’s patience.  He has had a few physical issues that we have had to work through at home, but he showed signs of a revival at Ffos Las on his previous start, and it was great he built on that again on Saturday.  He looked happy from the very start in his race, jumped and travelled well, and stayed on strongly on the long run in.  We will find out what the handicapper is doing with him on Tuesday but he will still be well treated on old form and with his confidence now back I hope he can continue to run well.