I seldom burden our runners with the weight of the Trainers own money, only occasionally when I feel one of our runners is wrongly priced and I am sorry to say yesterday was one of those days, needless to say the market was right and King Brex put up another very mediocre effort, he blew hard afterwards which surprised me but the bigger problem is I suggested to the lads building the new stables that they follow suit – oh dear, I will be keeping a very low profile on Monday morning. As for King Brex I suppose he is now in the departure lounge, if anyone would like a good looking 16.2 Danish bred thoroughbred to do dressage/ x country, show jumping, hunting or pointing then please get in touch, he is very sound and easy to do, if nobody speaks up we will probably take him pointing ourselves.
Despite King Brex running poorly and two of Lucy’s intended mounts winning (not that I am small-minded or anything!) the day out to Cartmel was as ever a delight, a massive crowd and so much going on; having seen Richard “the greatest jockey never to be champion” Johnson come out of the food tent laden down with bags of sticky toffee pudding I followed his example and came back with cheeses, potted shrimps, strawberry tarts, sausages – you name it – all splendid and I can’t resist going back there tomorrow to run The Paddy Premium in the 3.30,5 run, Wilson Renwick rides, the ground is a bit patchy but should be generally good, he’s in great fettle but will he cope with the unique track? The only thing I can guarantee is he won’t be burdened by the Trainers cash.