Despite the ground turning heavy, we sent four to Ffos Las yesterday evening and were rewarded with a winner courtesy of Kack Handed, who made all the running to win the 2m handicap chase under Richard Johnson.

Kack Handed had finished a promising 2nd on his reappearance at Chepstow in April and, as I believe he is a better horse on better ground, I am hopeful he can win again next time when the ground dries out.

I was delighted with the run of Next Exit, who finished 2nd in the 2m4f maiden hurdle. A good winner of an Irish point in 2010, he picked up an injury after finishing 4th on his debut for us in December of that year and it has been a long road back. However, we have had a perfectly clear run with him this time around and he has come out of the race well, so I am hopeful he can make up into a useful novice hurdler this season.

Broadway Star was in the process of running a tremendous race on his first start for over a year, still leading under Bradley Gibbs when tipping up at the second last. Thankfully he is none the worse for that fall today and heis surely capable of making his mark in the coming weeks.