Good morning all,
The second part of my article of jumps trainers currently finding life hard on the main piece, and if you haven't, I would advise you to go and have a quick read of Phil's comment on yesterday's piece as he makes a couple of very relevant points.
I would say that, despite the virus that seemed to spread throughout Newmarket last year, that trainers do try and cope with it in different ways – some go for the complete shutdown of operations to try and find the cause but I do know of at least one yard that had the virus with some of their horses but continued on – they simply found the sick horses, quarantined them away from the healthy ones and as a result, had a really good spell of winners. So even when you know there's a sickness in a yard, it doesn't mean they can't have winners. But I agree with Phil, you should be able to find out when a trainer has sick horses rather than having to try and work it out for yourself, and then you can make your own judgements. Continue Reading