|Relieved trainer with The Paddy Premium, Ryan and Emma after making a bold bid at Perth yesterday, picture courtesy of Mike Bishop|
Thursday, 2 August 2012
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A better morning and a fine evening's racing at Perth yesterday, quite low-key but an enthusiastic crowd that seemed to be enjoying themselves, the rain stayed away and whilst the ground was soft it was perfectly acceptable. The Paddy Premium showed a renewed zest for the game at the age of 12 jumping boldly in front to come second in the 2m handicap chase, retirement plans on hold I suspect, Northern Flame galloped and jumped well in his second chase but didn't quicken with them, he plugged on and may be seen to better effect at a stiffer track later in the autumn, better ground would help as well.
A general exercise for the horses here this morning, a lot of them came in looking a bit mouldy after such a wet summer but the efforts of the team are paying dividends already and they are looking well now. No jump racing in the North until 20th August back at Perth, Lucy in action on the flat at Musselburgh tomorrow night - Call of Duty in the 7.20 and Cyflymder in the 7.50 (challenging one for the commentator!)