The Calm Before the Storm
After a busy start to the week with Fermanagh & Scott’s Moon running on Monday, the team then had couple more runners on Tuesday with Oh So Chic and Big Cheese on Wednesday.
Fermanagh ran a very good race after a very theatrical start in her race which saw one horse heading down to the start very late and then this was followed by a false start with one horse coming out of the stalls therefore all the horses had to come out of the stalls to then reloaded again. Nevertheless, she remained the professional that she is and ran a good race over the distance but was just tired on the soft going.
Scott’s Moon ran a good race at Redcar and started his race very well but then tired very quickly on the soft ground. Not a performance we all know that he has in him after his strong debut.
Oh So Chic was the star of the week at Catterick on Tuesday, she narrowly missed out on a winning finish with another photo finish. Three seconds in a row for her runs, at least she’s consistent in her performances! Ed was extremely pleased with her run and with her being in the great form that she is in, Ed and all connections will look forward to seeing her run again this season. Fingers crossed she can go one better next time!
Big Cheese ran a good race at Nottingham and very nearly made the running but again the ground caught him out, he had a fantastic race for his second time out and now will enjoy a well-earned break ready for an exciting next year.
We now have come into our quiet season as the turf season comes to a close in the next couple of weeks, with the ground being very soft with all the rain we will see very few horses run on the turf now from the Bethell Racing Stables. We look forward to running a small group of horses over the winter on the all weather.
The team have worked extremely hard over the year and throughout the season and as always, we are extremely grateful for all their hard work and dedication. We now focus on the horses that are preparing for the all weather season and the yearlings that are being broken in.
The yearlings are all being extremely well behaved so far, they are all currently being long reined with a couple of them starting to be ridden away. This time of year is exciting as we start to get to know the yearlings and their individual characters and start dreaming about the forthcoming season and beyond.