Thursday, 12 May 2011
Ground was very soft at Perth last night and having checked the track earlier in the week and seen how much rain they had overnight I withdrew Daasij and The Paddy Premium; the latter is declared again today in the hope that things might dry up a bit, the race is at 2.50, 4 run and Wilson Renwick rides. We will see what it's like but he might run anyway as there's not a lot else coming up for him and a Beginners Chase should be a less searching test if the conditions don't suit him particularly well. It will be perfect for Little Glenshee in the 5.40, Lucy rides and 10 run, she is a big strong mare but my worry (there's always a worry!) with her is that she hasn't run since her debut in March and she might be a bit stuffy.
We ran Amulree last night despite being aware that the conditions wouldn't suit, I didn't want to withdraw all our runners, I was delighted with her effort as she travelled nicely into the home straight prior to tiring in the closing stages, she just doesn't stay 3 miles in soft ground.