Potters Corner finished 7th on his first run back of the season at Aintree yesterday. Going into the race Christian Williams believed he would need the run to put him spot on and that indeed was the case. Jockey Jack Tudor reported after the race he travelled well, jumped well but the ground was too quick for him. He described the ground as beautiful, good jumping ground but as we know Potters Corner prefers softer the better. They went steady from the outset and then quickened at the end of the back straight second time round which found Potters out. Ideally, he wants a very strong gallop throughout as he is a thorough stayer.
Although the finishing position is disappointing it was very important to have got a run into him and that will bring him on no end fitness wise for his season ahead.
Christian Williams post-race said, “I’m not disappointed at all, Aintree is a sharp track and the way the race was ran didn’t suit him and the ground was too quick for him. It was beautiful safe jumping ground therefore I was happy to run him on it as he really needed a run to get him going for the season. He’s absolute fine after the race, he took a good blow which was expected, and Jack said he retains plenty of enthusiasm and was pleased with him. We’ll now look at the Cheltenham cross country race on 12th November.”