Work morning and Warren Marston, Andrew Tinkler and Mark Caswell all in to ride out. We worked Pomme De Nuit, Ask Alice, Lady Vitesse, Morning Herald, Forecast, Dr Dunraven, Cotswold Prince, Lord Condi, Cul De Poule, Sarasota Star, Bay Dude (Sky Calling’s newly named 3 year old), Weyburn, Peeping Penny and Sugar Storm. All the rest cantered.
Off to Aintree early to try and beat the Friday traffic. We are represented in the first two races of their evening card. Primogeniture makes his debut in the ownership of Sharon Lovett in her fabulous, not to be missed, bright colours and her husband Grahame. They already have a share of the exciting bumper winner Back on the Lash and, more recently this week, his half brother but were also keen to have a horse themselves and Primo fit the bill. He seems in great form and we are hoping for a big run from him under our Conditional Harry Stock.
Harry also partners our second runner, Enforcement, who makes his second appearance over hurdles having pulled too hard at Hexham on his hurdling debut. I don’t think he deserves to be the outsider of the field. He has his hood back on today and does need to settle better but I was thrilled with his jumping at Hexham and think Aintree will really suit him. It’s a competitive race with some superior flat horses in the field however he’d not surprise me if he ran better than his price and runs into a place.
No blog tomorrow as I’m staying up in Aintree and then heading North tomorrow as Freddie is Pony Racing at Newcastle on Sunday. Good luck to Bels England, Jeremy Corkell, Chris Hughes and all the riders in tomorrow’s Macmillan Ride of Their Lives at York Racecourse. It’s the race Belinda won on Buckle Street last year and in doing so raised over £28,000 – a day we will never, ever forget and we hope they all enjoy it as much as we did.