A glorious morning but a slightly unreal feeling in the yard, it has been a very intense week for everyone and after a harrowing afternoon at Perth yesterday things finally came good in the last with an impressive weight giving win from Frankie’s Promise under a strong ride from Lucy, this leaves her 3 clear in the title race going into the final day and she looked a little weary as she set off for Market Rasen this morning for two rides, her nearest rival Brendan Powell has three at Sandown so its not completely over but I feel we are very nearly there and she was being heralded as the champion in the media this morning.
It hadn’t been a great day as in the first race Elmaatigra struck into himself and had to be transferred to Andrew McDiarmid and his team at Clydevet, they operated on the horse late last night and it was well after midnight when Andrew rand with his post surgery report – time and luck needed now to get this promising young horse back. Ballet d’Anges ran as if there was something amiss in the same race, the ground was too quick for Rossini’s Dancer and Papamoa, Daasij coped well enough with the step up in class to finish 4th and Northern Acres ran well again under a big weight to finish 5th. A rollercoaster end to a rollercoaster season.
Bizarrely the National Hunt season starts again at Wetherby tomorrow and after her two at Market Rasen today (Honeypot Lane in the 4.15 and Seargent Pink in the 4.45) Lucy heads there to ride Western Gale in the 3.35 and Noble Jack in the 5.15 – she will be tired tomorrow night but hopefully not too tired to head to Kelso on Monday where we hope to have our next runner.