Tremendous competitive racing at Aintree yesterday – full of highlights, particularly in defeat from Rock on Ruby and the wonderful Tartan Snow, my selections weren’t great, really quite bad actually. Delighted to see the high visibility of the new sponsor Crabbies, they have been first class supporters of Perth where they started out on their racing sponsorship and it would be nice to think that this massive increase in profile will pitch their brand into the mainstream encouraging others to follow suit, rather partial to the product as well!
The Channel 4 documentary “Jockey School” proved highly entertaining (watch it here if you missed it), just might have been better if they hadn’t chosen to focus on 3 examples of trainees from disadvantaged backgrounds, one wouldn’t want to think this was representative of the usual intake into the racing industry who by and large are very different. Murky here again today, due to change tonight thank goodness, at least it is unpolluted murk (I think), lots of hard work going on here as we prepare for what we hope will be a very busy few days Sun/Mon/Tues when we hope to send out at least 10 runners, Lucy en route to Sedgefield today where she rides Lebanna in the 2.45 and Copt Hill in the 3.55. Another cracking card at Aintree today and sorry but I’m not giving up – too whom will I give the kiss of death? Looking for good value each way shots really… The Game Changer, Pepite Rose, Tahiti Pearl, Toubeera and Kayf Hampshire, the latter a first ride over here for the promising J J Burke – a name to remember I think and of course the very best of luck to Scotland’s best horse Seeyouatmidnight bidding to become the first Scottish trained Grade One winner since Brindisi Breeze.