Spring is in the air and the National Hunt season is drawing to a close, but while the big name horses from Cheltenham and Aintree take a well-deserved rest, and the legendary Cue Card retires for good, there is another that is eyeing up a memorable summer.
Alcala, who I own a share in, notched up a 5-timer last year including a career-best effort when winning the Summer Plate at Market Rasen, thanks to a superb ride by top jockey Sam Twiston-Davies.
For my first taste of racehorse ownership, what Alcala achieved was beyond my wildest dreams and I am quite literally itching to see him back in action.
He ended his 2017 campaign when finishing 4th on soft ground, which was far from ideal, at Cheltenham in October and has been enjoying some time in the field ever since.
Now, 6 months since that last run, he is…
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