Tipsy Dara at Hexham yesterday 
….hic, a brave performance in the mud by Tipsy Dara at Hexham yesterday running out a decisive winner under a positive ride from Lucy, she is a tough mare who relishes the mud and a test of stamina.  Seeking Power travelled well enough for a circuit but his early summer break soon told and he pulled up, honourable retirement beckons and I have found a good second career for him, the next chapter awaits…..
Lucy had five rides booked at Towcester this evening but only one of them was declared, she rides Around a Pound in the 6.50 for Nick Kent, then a long haul back up for Perth tomorrow where she rides Four Fiddlers in the 2.00 for Dan and Michelle Macdonald, 7 run and the ground is likely to be on the soft side which I don’t think will really suit but he ran well over course and distance this time last year.  We then run The Paddy Premium for Mark Fleming in the 3.00, Lucy rides and 4 run, he is likely to need this first run back after a break.  Lucy also rides King’s Chorister in the 4.40 for Barry Murtagh.

Should be three days of excellent racing at Perth’s April Festival, lots of horses from Ireland and the big Southern yards should produce a great atmosphere, let’s hope the rain goes away…….