A big day today, Sam, forever the consummate entertainer, has a great lineup of racing and celebration at Perth today as he stands down after 27 years managing the racecourse. It is sure to be a day heavily tinged with emotion but more a day to celebrate with the many friends and colleagues that will be gathered at Scone.
I am delighted that we will have a runner in the “Celebrating Sam’s 27 Years Handicap Hurdle” at 4.25pm, Jet Master, 12 run and Lucy rides. He is in good form, will love the soft ground and looks well-treated over hurdles if back to his best though this trip may be on the sharp side for him; Isla Pearl Fisher has been withdrawn form the 2.45 following overnight rain.
A good day at the track yesterday with Bertie Milan relishing the softer ground to run out a convincing winner under a very positive ride from Lucy, lovely to have a winner at this meeting with lots of owners present. Andhaar ran well for a long way but was a little out of his depth in the company when the heat was turned on and finished 6th. So, be at Perth if you can today, it will be special.