…normally go pear-shaped but yesterday we managed to pull one off with The Paddy Premium winning the 3.25 at Perth yesterday in the race sponsor Alistair Cochrane’s colours, the first of many for them I hope and and a great reception, partly I suspect from part-owner Mark Fleming’s 130 colleagues who were having their office day out and had no doubt all been told to lump on by the ever optimistic MF.F13_8588_original

Two non-runners helped our cause but it was still a gutsy and resolute performance in a good time from this evergreen 13yo, not many win at that age; if only King Brex would show the same resolution, he ran twice in less than 24 hours, 5th on Tuesday night then 3rd yesterday, he’s much better than this but I am struggling.F13_8638_original

Arriving at Kinneston yesterday was the said MF’s Alflora 5yo ex Powerlove, he has been leased for the season by Kinneston Racing and looks a cracking prospect, this syndicate is full but please register if you would like kept in touch regarding details of the next syndicate.

5yo Alflora ex Powerlove

5yo Alflora ex Powerlove

Tomorrow Lucy heads to Wales to ride Almutaham in the 5.35 at Bangor, a first ride for Nicky Richards; I will also be beetling down the M6 for a day at Old Trafford to watch the next stage of the Ashes unfold….F13_8656_original