Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog 4 March 2016
And they’re off! Improvements in the weather have meant some good ground and some runners for Thorne Farm!
Red Red Rover ran really well finishing fourth not beaten that far. He’s a very unlucky horse having been unseated and fallen his last two runs beforeExeter. Not that he’s a bad jumper or anything as he actually jumps very well and will make a great chaser one day. He just needs to learn the game first.
Nail’m was running a great race too and would have finished third but for tipping up at the last. It was a horrible fall and we feared the worst for a moment but he soon got to his feet and both horse and jockey (Sam Twiston-Davis) are fine. Nail’m actually schooled over fences this morning under Conor O’Farrell and was foot perfect. Sometimes a fall can affect a horses confidence but not in this instance.
Weekend plans at the moment are Take A Break at Newbury Saturday and Petergate and Lord Ballim at Stratford Saturday. All three horses are well and ready to run. We have had a quiet time lately runners wise but from now on we should be quite busy.
Back to our staff at Thorne Farm.
Chloe Randall is another excellent member of our staff, she works hard and is very dedicated to her horses.
Kieren Buckley rides out when he can in between college and working hard on his golf, he hopes to turn pro someday and currently plays off a one handicap!