Wednesday May 4

Following that successful shopping spree at last week’s Tattersalls Breeze-Up Sales at Newmarket, Alan celebrated a couple of winners at Exeter yesterday, and, while May is never the busiest month for runners out of Barbury, things continue to tick over nicely, and the horse boxes left for both Wetherby and Chelmsford today.

Alan said:”First Mohican returns to the all-weather at Chelmsford. He enjoyed a good winter on the surface and ran really well until tiring at the furlong-pole on his turf comeback in what looked a hot renewal of the Further Flight Stakes run in heavy ground at Nottingham last month. With just the four runners, this could be a tactical affair, but he remains in good form and Jimmy Fortune knows him well.”

“Denis O’Regan rides both ours up at Wetherby. Mia’s Storm, who goes for the opening mares novice hurdle, hated the ground when pulling up at Sandown in mid-February, but she was not really firing at the time so we gave her a nice break. She seems ready to return and hopefully she will have recaptured her old sparkle.

Kerrow could improve for stepping up in trip for the three-mile novice hurdle. He bumped into one (Emerging Talent) at Wincanton last time, but they were a long way clear of the rest and he must have a solid chance here.”