IT is unfortunate for those National Hunt stallions whose eldest offspring are four-year-olds and should be making their first appearances in point-to-points; those competitions are still off the schedule due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

Snow Sky is one of them and with his pedigree and race record you would expect him to have been notching up winners in that sector by now. Two members of his first crop have taken their first competitive steps in public in bumpers instead.