After a 315 day enforced lay off due to a minor tendon injury, it was great to see Blaster back in action again at Sedgefield in a very competitive 2ml 4f hcp hurdle.
Lord knows whose money it was that saw him backed down from 6/1 to 7/2 jt fav at the off, though, as things turned out, the money might well have turned out to be well invested, had it not been for an equine traffic pile up in the back straight, second time around.
At this point of the race, DC was going well on Blaster as they moved into 4th place, when, as they approached and jumped the 8th. hurdle, our fella, as he had done at the first hurdle, jumped markedly to the left and into a pack of four other horses.
As a consequence of this coming together, Blaster was hampered, DC had to rein him back, and, in the blink of an eye, we went from near the front to nearer the back, and, in my opinion, whatever chance of winning we may have had, disappeared as a result.
Lots to like about Blaster though, and whilst we have to be mindful of these uncertain times within sport in general, and horseracing in particular, given the opportunities, I`m sure our fella is one for the note book.
Finally, best wishes to Ged, our longstanding member from Easingwold, who has not been in the best of health of late, seen above on the featured image post with the title “guess who drew the short straw” after a vote as to who should foot the bill for the group lunch