Three runners at Bangor yesterday evening, and plenty of drama – thankfully Alex Dunn was able to walk away unscathed from what looked a bad fall on Rushwee, who was subsequently claimed.

Kack Handed put in a very good performance on his first start for us, winning the novice hurdle. Though he would have been second but for sad demise of one of his rivals after the final flight, he showed a good attitude in holding off the runner-up and I am really pleased for his owners the Kack Handed partnership, led by Anthony Brooke-Rankin, for whom Bangor is a local track. Our other runner Paddy Partridge ran creditably on his first start over fences in what was a very competitive novice event.

The weather was atrocious at times this morning (typically, as we had several owners visiting the yard) and the camera wouldn’t have been much use on the gallops, but it was a much brighter scene yesterday and with Sam Thomas and Aidan Coleman both riding out, we had something approaching twenty riders!

Robert Kirkland’s Jan Jandura (above) is approaching a run and he looked in good order under Robert Kirk, and pictured left are Truckers Benefit (Michael Byrne) and Honorary Title (Jason Kiely) matching strides.