Friday, 27 April 2012


Papamoa (right) just gets up from a seemingly impossible position (Mike Bishop)
Glorious sunshine this morning but cold with a strong drying north-easterly wind. A memorable winner yesterday (aren't they all?) with Papamoa just getting up in the shadow of the post under a strong drive from Lucy after being under pressure for much of the race. A fantastic reception and much well deserved praise for what was an outstandingly determined ride. Commercial Express appeared to be handling the conditions and was travelling sweetly when blundering and unseating Kit. Schooling here this morning then off to the races for more fun and games, then a quieter weekend, Kelso on Wednesday next destination but no rest for Lucy who after her 5 rides this afternoon will head down to ride at Market Rasen tomorrow where she rides On Gossamer Wings in the 3.55 and Stuff of Dreams in the 4.30 - that will round off the 2011-12 jumps season but quickly into action for the new season with 3 rides at Wetherby on Sunday (assuming the monsoon relents). Great pictures from yesterday from Mike Bishop and Dennis Penny.....
Heading to the Start - Papamoa

Gritty stuff

Partnership still in tact
Emma seems happy to lead her horse back in, sadly without Kit this year

And this is my new background on my PC!

A lonely moment, trainer watches Commercial Express galloping loose (sorry about the wellies!)

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