With some fairly erratic courses taken in the early stages of the 11 furlong apprentice handicap at Newbury on Tuesday evening, Bobby Kennedy was found to have been struck into twice and was later very sore behind as a result. He was forced to go wide and raced there all around the side of the course and into the straight, from which point he clearly weakened and jockey Kaiya Fraser eased him right down into the final furlong of the race. After some medication and rest he should be fine and preparing for his next run - hopefully on an easier surface which he would much prefer to face.
At Kempton Waterloo Sunset ran another very good race, finishing very fast but twice denied a clear run by the meandering second horse home. Although he may not have been there to challenge the facile winner of the contest, Tony Killoran's gelding would surely have finished second rather than fourth in a competitive race over a mile and a half. The trip seems perfect for him and he goes very well indeed for jockey George Bass, so it cannot be long before he finds a winning opportunity.