BENNY’S BRIDGE is continuing to please me with his work and jumping at home. We are keeping him relaxed and the plan is to run mid-October, possibly at Chepstow.
14 September 2018
BENNY’S BRIDGE is very well, he’s working very well and jumping great, I’m extremely happy with him. To try and keep him relaxed at home he has been working in behind a couple of other horses and that seems to be helping. I am still thinking about that race at Chepstow next month as a possible start for him, as long as we get some genuinely good (not watered good ground) or slightly softer going.
6 September 2018
BENNY’S BRIDGE All is well, he is continuing to be nice and relaxed, he’s eating well and looks well. He is cantering away and I’m aiming to have him on the track mid-October. The above photo was taken yesterday morning.
BENNY’S BRIDGE came back in looking a million dollars. I’m delighted with him, he’s in good form, he’s eating really well and is very relaxed and has settled back in lovely. As you will see from the video, he likes his jumping and has done that three or four times now. I haven’t got a set plan for him but I’m thinking maybe the 2m novice hurdle at Chepstow in mid-October as a starting point, as it’s a nice track and should be nice ground. In time he may want further than two miles, but that’s probably far enough for making a start. He will school again tomorrow and then just do one canter. On Saturday he will start doing three canters for the first time.
Please click on the following link to watch Benny’s Bridge schooling –
BENNY’S BRIDGE arrived here looking as well as I’d hoped he would, he has put on lots of weight as he was quite light when he finished training. His is nice and relaxed and has settled back in great. He has just been going out around the roads since his arrival and we should soon start tipping away with him and get him cantering again. He is a forward horse and I’d hope he’ll be ready to start back racing again around the middle to end of October.
BENNY’S BRIDGE has returned to training with Fergal O’Brien this week. He has enjoyed his holiday and has put on lots of weight since arriving here. We all wish him the best of luck for the season ahead. You can watch a video of him that was taken on Saturday by clicking on the following link – https://youtu.be/4yezSxQH_rw
23 July – 29 July 2018
BENNY’S BRIDGE is on good form. Hannah the vet physio saw him this week and is very happy with him, he’s looking and feeling great. We are hoping to get him back to Fergal’s next week.
16 July – 22 July 2018
BENNY’S BRIDGE is looking and feeling great, he continues to enjoy his holiday and his daily work on the walker.
9 July – 15 July 2018
BENNY’S BRIDGE is doing great, he is very relaxed and enjoys his daily routine.
5 July 2018
BENNY’S BRIDGE is looking and feeling very well, he was seen by Hannah the physio this week and she is happy with him.
BENNY’S BRIDGE is feeling and looking very well, he is continuing to gain weight and he is enjoying his work on the walker.
BENNY’S BRIDGE had another great week, he’s still doing his 10 minutes on the walker. We have changed his routine to going out in the field overnight and he then comes in to rest during the day, he has taken to it very well and is very settled and happy.
BENNY’S BRIDGE has had a great week. He is looking and feeling very well, gaining 14kg! He had a bath and has started 10 minutes a day on the walker.
BENNY’S BRIDGE has had another great week. He’s still gaining weight nicely and looking very well, he was seen by the farrier yesterday and had his feet trimmed, he has also befriended his new field neighbours which are a herd of cows!
BENNY’S BRIDGE is doing very well and still enjoying his holiday, he’s continuing to gain weight nicely and he was very happy to move into a new field this morning.
BENNY’S BRIDGE is doing well, he’s had a fantastic week, he’s put on over 20kg and looks great. He’s really relaxing in his field and spends most of his day eating and sleeping. He enjoyed a bath in the sunshine earlier this week.
BENNY’S BRIDGE has really relaxed over he last couple of days in his new paddock, he’s continuing to gain weight and looks great for it. He will be weighed tomorrow to see how much he has gained this week and we will then make a plan to help him continue gaining condition throughout next week.
BENNY’S BRIDGE has really picked up since being here, he’s out every day for most of the day and is enjoying some grass and let down time. He’s gained even more weight and is looking great.
BENNY’S BRIDGE has settled in really well, he was on the light side when he arrived but has already let down nicely and put on a considerable amount of weight. The plan going forward is to have him out at grass day and night once he is ready.
BENNY’S BRIDGE As it has been so wet I thought it would be a good idea to keep him here for a while longer after his run at Newbury, to do a little bit of jumping. We have now completed some initial schooling work with him and tipped about with him since the run, which has all gone well. He’s been A1 since the run and hopefully the weather will start to pick up now and we can get him off for his holiday one day next week.
BENNY’S BRIDGE is well following his run at Newbury last weekend. I haven’t sent him home just yet as I would like to do a little more educational work on his jumping, so that he has that under his belt ready for when he returns to training in the summer.
BENNY’S BRIDGE is moving beautifully this morning and looks very happy in himself. He didn’t eat as much as we’d like but that sometimes happens. Paddy said it was a messy race, they went no gallop early and he was keen initially so he had settle him at the back, giving away a lot of ground, otherwise he wouldn’t have got home. I really don’t think that he enjoyed the very soft going at all, but he did us all proud and ran on well in the straight. We were giving a lot of weight to the second and the winner, who had the run of the race, is a very good horse, but Paddy still thinks we have the best horse in the race. Everything was against him on Saturday, but he has backed up the form of his first run. He clearly has a decent engine and I’m looking forward to running him over hurdles next season. Looking at him now, he is still on the weak side and a break will do him a lot of good and allow him to strengthen up ahead of next season. I’d really like him to have a proper and good break, and enjoy the best of the grass in April, so he will go home now for his holiday and we’ll then be ready to start early in the season with him over hurdles.