Too Soon for The Firm

After The Firm’s win on Tuesday we returned to Wolverhampton carrying a 6lb penalty, with Adam Kirby again in the saddle. The gelding normally has longer to recuperate between races so we were not sure how he would react to being brought out again so soon, and this was over a slightly longer trip. Adam tried to emulate Tuesday’s success with another front-running display, but The Firm may have struck into himself on the bend and finished slightly lame. Adam was aware that something was amiss in the home straight and brought him back carefully, in the interests of the horse, so this is a run best ignored.