Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Radnor Hunt Races
The entries for this Saturday's running of the Radnor Hunt Steeplechase races are now registered and official. The brother of one of my hunting buddies has a horse entered in the first race: Michael Moran is saddling Short Shrift in this race. Ridden by Jockey Xavier Aizpur, and trained by Jack Fisher, I suspect this entry will be a betting favorite in this 2 3/8 mile "maiden" race. Fisher is a top flight trainer who is enjoying great success this season, Moran is a savvy owner with a good eye for timber jumpers. After all, he owned McDynamo, one of the most successful steeplechase horses in recent times. Jockey Aizpuru is no slouch either.
Race fans are hoping that the weather inproves as we have not seen the Sun around here in ages. The recent rains will however make for a nice soft course that is easy on the horse, even if there are a few sloppy spots.