Pure Bliss and Momella kept up the good form of our team with a quick fire double in testing conditions at Exeter on Thursday.
Both had to deal with the attention of loose horses in the closing stages which made for uncomfortable viewing but all was well in the end.
We felt that Pure Bliss had progressed since her recent success at Uttoxeter and she showed a good attitude under a 6 lbs penalty to see off Lady Of The Night on the run-in. She travelled well, jumping soundly and was our fourth winner of the opening Mares’ Novice race at Exeter from six starters.
Lack of suitable opportunities in the immediate future means that I may be forced to step Pure Bliss up in grade much like Misty Whisky who won for us 24 hours earlier.
Both are on a roll, enjoy slow ground and have more to offer.
Momella then completed a pleasing afternoon with an overdue first victory over fences in the EBF Mares’ Novice Chase. She deserved a change of luck after being brought down at the first fence at Huntingdon last time and the drop in trip was not a concern given the testing nature of the ground at Exeter.
Momella’s jumping was assured and I am delighted for her group of owners led by Tony Holt who have always kept the faith. Hopefully she can now continue on an upward curve.