The return of a dry spell of weather would not be the news that Anthony Honeyball would be welcoming as his select team are by and large soft ground lovers and, as usual, he will patiently await the next deluge before continuing his search for winners.
One of his stable stars Acey Milan had to settle for second place on his reappearance in a novice hurdle at Ffos Las recently but, with the mud flying, there was a more favourable result for stablemates Le Coeur Net and Jepeck who notched up a double for the Potwell Stables outfit in Dorset.
Honeyball is hoping that Acey Milan will shows the same traits in his hurdling career as he did when running in bumpers where he showed massive improvement for a first run and that could be on the horizon at Plumpton in early December before a crack at the Challow Hurdle at Newbury.
The ultra tough Ms Parfois is poised to make her reappearance in the Ladbroke Trophy and the similarly class Sam Brown is another who will hopefully return to action in the near future.
The wealth of young talent ready to launch their careers from his Beaminster yard would be the envy of any young trainer and his 34 winners of last season and strike rate of 21% show that his entries are rarely wasted.
Anthony kindly spoke to Tony Elves of attheraces.com about those he hopes will make names for themselves this term and beyond.