Sherwood offers positive update on improving Rayvin Black
Oliver Sherwood has issued an upbeat bulletin about Rayvin Black as the eight-year-old continues to recover from life-saving emergency surgery in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The Grade 2 Kingwell winner's life was put in danger by a rare form of colic, which struck on Saturday evening. Sherwood praised his staff and those of the Valley Equine Hospital who performed the procedure at 2am on Sunday.
"He's really good," reported Sherwood on Monday. "They're very happy with him and at the moment it's all systems go. They're going to increase his feed this evening and tomorrow.
"I wouldn't say we are completely out of the woods yet but hopefully the next 24 hours go well. They were really happy with him Sunday night and this morning."
Rayvin Black has not won this season but has finished second to Sceau Royal in the Elite Hurdle and was runner-up to subsequent Champion Hurdle winner Buveur D'Air in the Contenders Hurdle at Sandown. He was last seen finishing seventh in a Grade 3 at Auteuil in March.