Cheltenham, Friday 17th March

Today we head to Cheltenham to run Bob and Co in the St James’s Place Hunters Chase at 4.10pm.

David Maxwell very kindly sent him to me in January with the intention of running in this race and that has been the plan ever since. He’s obviously had a very long time off the track but I’ve done as much work as possible with him and he’s as fit as he can be without a run. He’s twelve now but still looks to have all the enthusiasm he’s ever had and I’ve known him well from my time at Paul’s.

He had a racecourse gallop a couple of weeks ago which went nicely. If he gets into a rhythm and jumps well he could run a good race. I’m giving my first ride to Alice Stevens today who is a very capable amateur jockey and I’m looking forward to her riding for me.

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