Fibresand a New Experience for The Firm

With the Firm never having run at Southwell before, the trip there yesterday was an experiment to see how he would like the Fibresand surface. Not all horses take to it and he didn’t exactly love it, finishing 8th of 12. It is a very different surface to the Polytrack and Tapeta surfaces he has won on, and he trains on polytrack at home, so we didn’t know what to expect. We will be aiming to bring him back out again in three to four weeks, at one of the other All Weather tracks, but may bring him back here at some point in the future and use different riding tactics .