Another fabulous day yesterday with Pay The Woman winning at Southwell, defying an absence of 3 1/2 months, for Foxtrot Racing giving us our 41st winner of the season and continuing our record breaking season. Returning to hurdles after two disappointing starts over fences, she was partnered by claimer Finn Lambert to help reduce her alloted 12 stone 6lbs to 11st 13lbs and he gave her a super confident ride and got her jumping for fun. They took up the running 3 from home and, despite my fears she might need the run, they went on to win by 3 3/4 lengths. She is now unbeaten over hurdles but I’ve nothing against returning to fences at some stage as I don’t think she was right when she was beaten last time over fences and she’s very good schooling at home. No rush though.
Well done to all connected with her especially Ernie who looks after her.
What a fabulous season Foxtrot Racing are having too and indeed Pay The Woman was their 4th winner of the week from their 4th different trainer with their 4th different jockey in the saddle – brilliant.
Work morning here but not 1st lot as we had quite a hard frost and I don’t like working horses when it’s very cold so they waited until the sun came out a little. Paul Davis, Claire Millington and Gordon Bendall in to watch 1st two lots and Warren Marston in to ride work. We worked Ten Past Midnight, Debden Bank, Forecast, Cut And Run, Kalibrate, Blazing Court, Spanish Present, Brorson, Love of Neymore, Back on the Lash, Windy Cove and Carumba. Richard and Judy Pullen and Neil Jackson in plus Lindsey Morgan and friends so a busy morning.
Last night I whizzed home from Southwell just in time to pick up Belinda and get to The Wild Rabbit in time for their Cheltenham Preview Evening where we were hosting a table. A fun evening where hopefully the guests picked up some useful tips from the trainers in the room (?!) and absolutely delicious food.