Saturday, 12 November 2011

Boom boom

Ho, ho, another memorable winner yesterday when Forcefield came good in the 3m handicap hurdle at Newcastle yesterday, backed in from 28-1 to 14-1  he crept into the race under a supremely patient and confident ride.  It was Lucy's first winner for the yard since Feb 2010 since when we have had 14 winners ridden by other jockeys, so you can understand it was quite an important monkey to get off our backs and we then had the fun (?) of giving a live TV interview together for the first time, nice for me to creep back into the limelight!  
Back down to earth with a bump when Lucy came off Isla Pearl Fisher at the third last in the 3m handicap chase, he was unsighted by the horse in front veering across him going into the jump causing him to blunder badly.  He was travelling well at the time and clearly going to play a major part in the finish, frustrating but hugely encouraging to see that the horse has clearly retained all his ability and no harm was done, he's as bright as a button this morning.
 Today Lucy rides two at Wetherby, in the 1.45 she rides Panthers Run and in the 2.25 she rides Oniz Tiptoes. I shall be listening from my phone on the touchline of Merchiston vs Glenalmond U14s, that strange man on his phone jumping up and down gesticulating again........


Kay Slater said...

Hello, I've just discovered your blog and really enjoying it. A great mix of fact and feeling, gives a good insight into your yard and personality. I was looking as I am a friend of Lisa Ogilvie and was so thrilled about what you have all achieved with Sydney. I used to ride him at Dick Allan's so well aware of his strength, but what a gent he is. I desperately miss the riding out so find being an armchair observer of racing yards some small consolation. Keep up the good work, proof that kindness, patience and time have their reward. Kay Slater

Kinneston said...

Thank you, great to hear of an old friend of Sydney's enjoying the blog!