After the Perth fiasco some of us would quite happily have pulled stumps and moved on. That was certainly Scu’s reaction in the immediate aftermath. However, now the dust has settled, the considered view seems to be that since The Village is fit and ready to run we may as well have one more go. On that basis he is entered at Kelso on Sunday 24th May in a 2m 1f 0-105 Novices’ Handicap Chase. The race doesn’t look a huge amount better than the Perth contest, though likely to be a few more runners. The latter might conceivably be an advantage as his jockey may be able to keep him in the bunch at the start(clutching at straws?).
I’m not expecting much, but you never know. Anything other than a seriously competitive run will likely see The Village retired from racing and we would move on, perhaps with leasing an option in the short term.