Versaki ran a good third in his handicap in Chantilly today. He is still a frustrating horse, because he probably should have won in relatively easy company, but he closed like a bullet to overtake most of the other 18 runners, so that’s a good sign. His next target is likely to be a 1,400-meter handicap at Longchamp on May 20. Meanwhile, we’re still looking for a buyer for him, because he is well-placed in the handicaps, seems useful and is still mine, so that can’t go on! He needs to find a new owner soon.
Next up are Hard Way in Chantilly on Monday, and, of course, DerringBay’s Guernsey outing. Just found out today that we have only four declared runners in Bay’s race in Guernsey, so I’d have to like our chances…And Skid’s comeback race is hopefully the 1,400-meter claimer at Longchamp a week from Thursday. He’ll be running for a high price, because we don’t want to lose him, but I think the claimer will be a better comeback race for him than today’s handicap – which we had originally targeted – would have been.