Giovanni Di Bicci defied an 8 month absence to win a 1m handicap by 4 1/2L at Kempton on the 27th January, landing a tidy gamble (16’s to 7’s) for his owners in the process. He then duly followed up 8 days later with a win at Chelmsford, when coming from nearly last turning into the home straight, to win a shade cosily in the end by a neck. He was a big and slightly backward horse who had a wind op over the summer and is just now starting to fulfil his potential. He should hopefully continue to improve, will get further in time and may well go hurdling before too long, as he has schooled at home already and jumps very nicely.
We had another welcome addition to our family with the arrival of a lovely filly foal by Lethal Force out of our broodmare Spring Clean. She’s an absolute cracker, as you can see from the pictures below.
We will have a fairly quiet time runners wise for the next week or two, but all the horses are back in now from their winter breaks, so there is plenty going on behind the scenes as we gear up for the season ahead.