Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Proper NH begins for us

Improved

Improved

Its cold and damp and we have two runners at Wetherby this afternoon – it really feels like the Winters jump racing has properly begun. Improved is our first runner at 3.30 – its back down in trip to 2m 3f following his 3 mile run at the end of the Spring- however, that was his only disappointing run last year and he was  ready for a break so we didn’t necessarily think it was a staying issue. He will in time want further but we are making a start over this trip today and hopefully he will run a nice race with plenty of promise for the season ahead. Our second runner has a strong chance and that is

Nautical Nitwit

Nautical Nitwit

Nautical Nitwit in the 4.35, a 0-140 handicap which typically is competitive and not very good prize money for the grade which is frustrating. Nitwit has been running well all summer, getting his head in front at Sedgefield, and if he runs well here this afternoon he may head next  to Cheltenham for a handicap – he was a bargain buy at Ascot sales and has given his Owners plenty of fun so far.

Tomorrow sees the 4 year old Yeats gelding ‘Little Bruce’ make his seasonal debut at Carlisle – there are 13 runners and he seems to have a very high mark of 110 for what he has achieved so far, we will have to see if the handicapper has got it right or if he will struggle of this mark until he gains more experience. He carries top weight which won’t be easy when he is a small horse.

Adam schooling Little Bruce

Adam schooling Little Bruce who is ready to go to the races

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