Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Is It Me?

Is It Me is certainly one of the better novice hurdlers to have been seen out so far this summer, if not the best.

Not overly big, the horse has taken to jumping like the proverbial duck to water. Early on trainer Paul Blockley commented that he wouldn't want to see the horse lumbered with too many penalties.

Today the Racing Post reports that the owner has refused two offers of £80,000 and then £100,000 for the horse from an anonymous Irish businessman.

The long term plan is the Triumph hurdle in Cheltenham next March. It's early days yet but it is clear the owner feels he has a horse to go to war with. In the interim, the aim is a race at Cheltenham's October meeting.

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