What a start we have had to 2018 and things are finally looking better for us after a rough start in the first few months.
It took a long while before things started to look better but Gin and Tonic claimed the first win of 2018 under a fantastic ride from Wayne Hutchinson and came back to form for us. He's currently having a little summer holiday after showing his old self and we are looking fowards to the jumping season kicking off again.
Deeds Not Words came back into form and completed a double. He's taken quite a liking to Yarmouth and the Egan combination paid off. We're hoping to have some more fun with him. Anna, our own rider at home as taken out her amature licence and had her first ride on him. He was an absolute gentelman and we hope they can both have some good times together.
We've had some better luck over the summer and the horses are all getting back to form.
Verne Castle has been extremly unlucky and keen but has been consistant at his favourite track at Chemlsford and took home some decent well needed prize money for the yard under a brilliant ride from Jospehine Gordon. He has been a tricky horse to settle and that has been his downfall but we hope thats behind us now.
Nick Vedder as many of you know has also had been consistant. He had a slight downfall at Wolverhampton when he tailed off due to a fibrillation but has thankfully recovered and has shown no signs of it again. He has had too many seconds until he finally scored him his first turf win at Doncaster. Franny Norton rode him to perfection and timed it perfectly to get his head in front.
My Target has been unlucky on the AW but we are sure when the ground isnt too firm we will find a good race for him on the Turf.
Foxy Forever has been brought back into work after having the winter off, and he is back to his best, after just getting beaten at Yarmouth.
Executive Force has been inconsitant and we are still figuring out what he likes and dislikes. Newmarket was not his day or track. He has the ability, we just need to bring it out.
Flying Foxy also has been improving and winning well at Newmarket. Another winner is Charleston Belle who won her maiden at Wolverhampton.
Jai Hanuman has been a tricky horse and is still learning. He showed promise at Wolverhampton and finished second. Chelmsford was not to his liking but we are sure there is a winning horse there.
Clear Water is getting back onto the track soon and will be running her last season as she is now in foal and will be enjoying her retirment as a broodmare.
Last but not least, Glenamoy Lad is back in training after having the winter off. He was extremely unlucky in the stewards cup and wasnt beaten far. His eye has healed nicely and only worse his eyeshield for protection. He has a big race in him and we are excited to see whats next in line for him.
We still have some horses that we purshased at the end of last year that will see the track soon. Sanaadh is expected to run soon and is a very nice big chestnut gelding.
Thank you to all the connections for your patiance as we have faced a lot of hardship in the first half year but hopefully we are now back on track and will finish the rest of the year strong.
~ Team Wigham