I took advantage of the what is likely to be my last stable visit until the New Year. It was a bitterly cold morning but I was glad I decided to make the trip, Frodo was looking good and is filling out nicely. Hopefully the next time I see him will be at a racecourse, but that’s dependant on a number of factors – not least the weather. Courses up and down the country are struggling to stay open with the recent flooding, so chances for a bumper run might be restricted.

Of course I’d love to see him out on the track. However, I think patience is the name of the game, Frodo had a few back problems earlier in the week which have hampered his progress a little. Although he seemed happy enough out on the gallops. Will he run in 2012? Lets wait and see what Santa brings.