We run Seeking Power in the 2.50 at Hexham tomorrow, the ground will be heavy, Peter Buchanan rides and 5 run. It's his first run over fences but he has had five point-to-points so should take to the larger obstacles. We have found it very difficult to get the weight off him and despite our efforts and two races he is still a massive 625kg, perhaps I should stop feeding him! Whilst he will be trying hard he has little chance at the weights with two of the runners so we will be hoping for a clear round and might pick up some worthwhile place money as it is a valuable (£14k) contest.
This is the horse that lost its bridle with Lucy on board in March this year, Peter will be pleased to hear that we now plait the top of the bridle into the horse's mane hopefully ensuring no repeat of this rather alarming incident
Lucy meanwhile is making a steady, if slow, recovery; she aims to be riding at Ayr on January 2nd but will have to undergo one or two tests first. Otherwise with Lucy off and Jacqui still off with her trodden-on arm the team here are flat out, they are doing a marvellous job; let's hope we can put some better results together to reward the effort