Friday, 10 June 2011

Moving on...

Glorious morning, horses cantering on the riverbank and two year olds by Generous and Desert King brought in from grass to start being broken on Monday.  No runners from here this weekend but Lucy has her first ride live on Channel 4 when she partners Baralaka for Duncan Davidson and Rose Dobbin in the 2.10 at York.  This horse was useful last summer for Sir Mark Prescott and is returning to the flat for the first time since in one of the feature races of the season for Lady Riders, apart from the usual prizes the winning jockey receives her weight in champagne which sounds rather marvellous to me; if anyone spots someone behaving rather strangely yelling at the TV in the Dormy House at Gleneagles at 2.10pm tomorrow afternoon that will be why!
Later in the day we hope to be reunited at the North's annual Point-to-Point Awards Dinner in Northumberland where I am delighted that Kit will be receiving the prize for Leading Novice Rider (coincidentally very kindly sponsored by Duncan Davidson). It went right to the wire this season and Kit won by virtue of his two thirds at the second last fixture; in point-to-points this season he managed 3 wins, 3 seconds and 3 thirds with his two horses who haven't been stabled all winter but lived together "rough" in a barn....

Commercial Express, Kit and Skipping Chapel
Disappointing that it doesn't look as though Daasij will make the cut on Tuesday, will be declared just in case, looking at this though maybe hurdling will be his forte...... I shall have to wait again for my first runner on the flat
Daasij at Cartmel

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