Its been a relatively busy few weeks here. We had Drogon our flat horse at Ayr for his first run for us and our first runner on the flat. He ran a solid race and was always up there but finished down the field however only 8 lengths from the winner, in a pretty deep race. This has brought his handicap down which will hopefully allow us to find him more races in the north.
We also had Highland Peak at Perth on Wednesday on day 1 of Perth racecourse final meeting. He ran a good race upfront and jumped well however he faded a bit between the last two fences and finished in 3rd which as ever seems to be a favourite place of his! Never the less we are happy with him and glad he is home safe!
After this we had Henry Brooke head up to ride out and school before Perth on Thursday. This was great to get a couple schooled however in true Aberdeenshire fashion the weather was horrible! We are very grateful to him for making the journey up to us. Its funny people don’t realise how far North we are until we mention we are 2 hours North of Perth. Which reminds us now Perth is finished for the winter we will have further to travel – sorry box drivers!
Thanks to Dennis Penny for his lovely pictures of Highland Peak below!