Soft ground seems to be the key to Khajaaly as far as the turf goes, because he has yet to win on grass despite having racked up 7 wins on the all weather. After his recent third at Catterick, Joe Fanning was positive that he can win on the surface on soft ground and that a mile wouldn’t be beyond him. So off we went on a very long journey to Ffos Las – which is a lovely track with excellent facilities for owners – to contest a one mile race on heavy ground. The favourite, Blue Astral, carried a 6lb penalty after his win over C&D the previous week and was due to go further up in the weights, so Khajaaly did well to chase him home in 2nd spot, with Luke Morris in the plate, about 6 lengths clear of the rest. Luke was very positive about the ride and we were very pleased with another improved run, so we will be looking for more opportunities – nationwide – for him to get a win under his belt before the end of the turf season. We know we will have fun with him on the all-weather over the winter but he has now shown what he can do on grass so we need to give him his chance.