As usual on a Monday night we were at Windsor and SIR PLATO was back at the riverside track in a bid to get his fifth win at the venue. Although as game as ever from the front, this time he was not called the winner in a tight three-way photo but lost nothing in defeat back in second place. He provides plenty of fun for his enthusiastic owners and hopefully he can get back in the number one spot at Windsor this season.
It was a step back in the right direction from BIOTIC as he ran much better than his finishing position suggested when finishing fourth. He travelled extremely well and pulled his way to the front three furlongs from home. Unfortunately, the stamina did not last out but it was his best effort in 12 months and he is extremely well handicapped if he can build on this.
We took two to Chelmsford this afternoon and with the recent warm weather, pace is currently key at the track. With that in mind, we had to be handy from stall nine with MASTER CARPENTER and although Daniel Muscutt got him in a great position to track the leader, he had to use plenty of speed to get across and that told in the final furlong as he was just nabbed for third on the line. It was another solid effort and he’s handicapped to win again. Nothing went right for SIR RODERIC, he couldn’t get a position early on or a clear run when he needed it and was eased once his chance was gone, he is certainly proving frustrating at the moment.