A tough start as a professional yesterday for Lucy with two outsiders; Floreana was out of her depth and never able to compete, Mirage Dore ran a more promising sort of race but tired in the latter stages to finish a remote 5th at 33-1.  The Paddy Premium was tiring in 4th when unseating Wilson Renwick at the 2nd last, I think the testing ground just asked a bit too much of him on his first run back after a break.  Today we run Papamoa in the 4.05 with Lucy on board, he is a promising young horse but lacks experience and whilst he will come on for the run he could put up a bold show if it rides soft.

Calm before the storm, The Paddy Premium in the paddock at Perth

Reaching for it…..

Mud-spattered Lucy

Floreana

A tough day for Lucy but tougher for young Adam Nicoll (left)