A day for the committed yesterday, steady rain and heavy slippery ground; a good 3rd from Native Coll in the Mens Open and similar from Flaming Thistle in the Maiden, Amulree didn’t handle the conditions and finished mid div, we withdrew Northern Flame. Back down the A68 today to Hexham, Tipsy Dara in the 2.30, 13 run, Lucy rides, heavy ground and Seeking Power in the 3.00, Brian Harding rides, 13 run conditions right up his street. Lucy rides Samson Collonges in that race, deserting the horse that supplied her first winner against the pro’s but Ferdy has given lots Lucy some great opportunites and he was keen for her to ride this one. She also rides Or D’Oudaries in the 4pm.
Glorious morning for once here and busy here as we move in to the final week of the 2011-12 National Hunt season, hoping for 15 runners before the curtain comes down on Saturday evening, Lucy is on an amazing 36 winners, I would have been delighted with 10 when she turned pro, she will be going flat out as ususal this week, Towcester tomorrow then three days at Perth.