Five years ago this weekend 16yo Lucy rode her first winner on her first ride in a point-to-point at the West Percy at Alnwick; it was a tremendous result yesterday therefore that Kit rode his first double at the same meeting on the homebred brother and sister Native Coll and Amulree, the latter owned by Lucy, all fairly unique I guess. A marathon day with 89 horses contesting 9 races, fortunately in glorious sunshine and well attended. Northern Flame ran no race on the sticky ground and returned with a nasty enough over-reach having pulled up 2 out, Flaming Thistle was booked for 3rd when taking a tired fall at the 3rd last. Lucy was absent plying her trade at Market Rasen, today she rides Pistol Basc in the 3.40 at Wetherby.
Cold and frosty here this morning but plenty of steady cantering in the schools and on the all-weather, starting back in training for a spring campaign was Issabella Gem. This week we hope to be in action at Newcastle on Thursday and we have made one or two entries for the Jedforest p2p on Sunday.