Having ridden out at the yard for the past couple of months in preparation, Shan Cothi is now just a couple of days away from lining up in the St Patrick’s Day Derby at Cheltenham!

As many of you will know, S4C have been filming Shan’s progress and the first of two half-hour programmes on Shan’s bid for glory at Cheltenham will be shown on the channel at 9pm this evening. It has been brilliant having Shan and the S4C team around the yard and tonight’s programme is not to be missed!

We have three declared for the first day of the Festival, with Jimbill in the Supreme Novices’ (Aidan Coleman), Bottman in the 3m Grade 3 Handicap Chase (Richie Killoran) and Saint Are in the concluding race of the day, the 2m5f Listed Novices’ Handicap Chase (Richard Johnson). We are all really looking forward to the week ahead and hopefully we can have a few go close!