Martin’s Blog 4th April

Yesterday’s drama didn’t end when Freddie returned from hospital in the early hours unfortunately. He’s fine albeit having a couple of days off school recuperating however, during third lot poor Harley was unseated from a youngster and landed on his feet awkwardly and broke his lower leg. Once again the Ambulance service were superb and Harley was incredibly brave even cracking jokes whilst laying on the ground waiting for them and still doing so once they’d arrived. He’s a very important member of the team here riding anything that is a little sharp, keen or both and he has the rare knack of switching them off and is hardly ever unseated either – we’ll miss him whilst he’s mending. Hopefully they are pinning his leg today and the whole team wish him a very speedy recovery.

A busy day as we had runners at both Huntingdon and Ludlow. Double Chocolate returned at Huntingdon but was unsuited, as many are, by the standing start which is now compulsory after any initial false starts. I’m not a fan of them and his race was simply over before he jumped the first. Frustrating but he’s well this morning which is the most important thing.

Brass Monkey ran a huge race at Ludlow under Lizzie Kelly, who has won on him before, but probably travelled a bit too keenly early on which was his undoing late on as he was still in front jumping the 3rd last. A great debut for us though and he too is full of himself this morning.

Work morning and Andrew Tinkler and Warren Marston in and we worked Solstice Star, Johnny Og, Any Currency, Young Phoenix, Fairmount, By Multiplex, By Overbury, Cup of Ambition, By Robin Des Pres, Somewhere To Be, Forecast and Whatalove. All the rest cantered.