Wednesday, 25 April 2012
A fine dinner party chez Bradburne last night though Mrs A (aka she who drives home as opposed to he who drives there!) in absentia, so slightly weary this morning and heads down in the yard after a nasty stable accident late yesterday as a result of which we lost Mersey. He reared over backwards in his box and fractured his skull, a horrible incident for young Kelly who was with him and who only 24 hours earlier had been in the winners enclosure at Hexham with Tipsy Dara, a freak accident and desperately sad for the horse and his owner brother Jamie. Although he had only been here a couple of months we like to think we had sorted out one or two of his little niggles, he was an excellent fast finishing 2nd on his debut for the yard, wasn't right next time but appeared to be back to himself and we were all looking forward to seeing him at Balcormo on Saturday - always difficult to handle for everyone.
Perth appear to have escaped the worst of the rain so far but I expect it to ride pretty soft, tomorrow we run Papamoa in the 3.00, Lucy rides 10 run. Then in the 4.05 Commercial Express will try to defend his crown in the Hunter Chase, Kit rides and 10 run. Lucy also rides Jetmaster for Susan Bradburne in the 2.00 and Riguez Dancer in the 3.30 for Ferdy Murphy