Pete

It was fitting that Pete, the horse that gave Lucy her last winner as an amateur should also provide her with her first winner as a professional yesterday at Carlisle when he just held on by a nose in a ding-dong battle up the run-in.  Earlier in the afternoon she had been runner up on Proud Times, 4th on Four Fiddlers and 6th on Ocarina, the latter two representing this stable.  I was happy enough with both of them, Four Fiddlers travelled into the race strongly before running out of steam after the last, he had a small hold up early on in his training and I suspect that told, Ocarina was a bit free and gassy on the first circuit which took the edge off his finish.  Today we run Isla Patriot in the 3.55 at Hexham, Campbell Gillies rides, 10 run and the going will be on the quick side of good.  He is stepping up in trip which I have been waiting to do but may find an easier opportunity.  Lucy rides Little Missmoffat in the 2.40 for the Hamiltons.

Isla Patriot