We had several runners at Ffos Las on Saturday and I was delighted to come away with a winner, with Paradise Expected successful for the second time at the course this season, supplementing her Boxing Day victory with a win in the 3m handicap chase.

She has been a model of consistency so far this season and, given she has form on a sound surface too, she could win another of these in the coming weeks.

I was very pleased with the effort of Thelobstercatcher at Newton Abbot yesterday on just his second start for us and he looks the type to improve with experience over fences. He has seemingly come out of the race very well and we have given him an entry in a 3m beginners’ chase at Hexham next Sunday.

Abbi is a trainer in great form at present and after the win of Picaroon at the Duke Of Beaufort at the beginning of the month, Augustus Gibbons, owned by Dave Worgan, gave her a second success from just six runners this season with a ready victory at Howick under Bradley Gibbs.