My weekend in Scotland was as enjoyable as ever and we found a couple of winners, although retirement is certainly not imminent after my Silver and Gold Cup picks ran well below expectations.
The Western Meeting at Ayr gets stronger and more competitive every year and I will certainly be back next year to try and crack the sprint double.
Looks as though he still has a future in him despite not having done a lot since a win over this course on just his second start, where he dug in well considering his inexperience. Indeed, connections might have been expecting to be contesting something better than a 0-65 by now.
He has not had many runs and has clearly had issues but returned after a wind op with a decent run at Newcastle recently. His trainer has always done well in amateurs' events, largely because he has access to some of the best jockeys in the sphere, Joanna Mason being a very good example.
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