We had a fantastic day at Uttoxeter on Saturday with two runners finishing first and second. Quids In (Pictured in yellow and black colours) won his race easily in very testing ground but he dealt with it well, jumping brilliantly and went away to win on the bridle. He has been so straightforward since we bought him, coming fourth first time, then second and now winning. We will give him plenty of time to get over his race as he is only four and will see how the handicapper treats him as to whether we go for another novice or try for a more valuable handicap.
Airpur Desbois was having his first start for the yard having been bought very cheaply at the sales from Charlie Mann's. His last few runs had been disappointing and it was not clear exactly how he would cope with the conditions. However, before the race we were hopeful that he would deliver the goods this time as his home work has been pleasing. We thought he would enjoy a more positive tactic's and he didn't disappoint, jumped very well and travelled like a dream. He looked like the winner two from home but idled in front and got headed at the last. He kept on nicely to finish second after looking like he might fade into third. This was pleasing to see. We think he should go well next time on better ground. He will be a fun horse in the right grade and looks like the type to win races over hurdles before improving further once going chasing.