Even though he didn’t finish the race, Richard did just fine on Saturday. He used up his energy being overexcited and exuberant, but he jumped beautifully bar one and travelled right up with the pace with no problem before running out of petrol. He did very well, but he should be a lot better next time (maybe back at Taunton on February 2nd). He did this before when having a low blood count and needing the run at Ffos Las before winning at Newton. Feb 2nd should be a less competitive race and 2f further. I quite fancy him to turn Saturday’s result on its head next time out.