Monday, 6 June 2011

More Celebrations!

The Paddy Premium
 Fantastic atmosphere at Perth yesterday with the best part of 12,000 people enjoying competitive racing;  I was absolutely delighted that The Paddy Premium won the 2 mile handicap chase for Mark Fleming and me with Ryan Mania on board, it was an important winner for all of us and the horse received a tremendous welcome to the winner's enclosure which was very special. I'm not quite sure why he was 20-1, perhaps because he is 11 and had never won a chase, let's hope he can progress from here. Lucy finished a good 4th on Scotch Warrior who was outpaced but stayed on strongly
As for celebrating, well, a 19yo Frenchman may have stopped our nation from celebrating royal victory in the Derby and some may disapprove of his extravagant and risky gesture as he crossed the line but for me it was such a wonderful spontaneous outburst after a brilliant run from an awesomely talented horse that I can forgive the exuberance of youth, so different from the reserved trainer - great stuff, there was so much theatre in the build up to the race, I was completely enthralled.
Pour Moi

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