Kelsey didn't run his race at all and we are lost as to the reason why. On the surface he is fit and well but never travelled a yard after missing the last hurdle in the straight 1st time around. The only think I can possibly think of is he didn't like the holding ground. When he ran in his p2p in the West Country they slopped through it. Dissapointing for us all and a long journey home from Lingfield. The highs and lows of racing horses! On the way home I stopped to walk a grass gallop, nothing worse than taking horses galloping and not knowing where your going.
This morning we worked 2 unnamed 4 year olds, Katie Kilminster, Bells At Midnight and a heap of unnamed 3 year olds. I think we have the best bunch of 3 and 4 year olds we've ever had.
Lamanver Alchemy started her education in the loose school.
Very sad to hear on the radio that Pat Eddery has died aged only 63, he was without doubt one of the best flat jockeys of all time, maybe not the most stylish but he got the job done more times than most others and was blessed with beautiful hands on a horse. I remember watching his as if only yesterday, his style was his own and most effective. Whenever I placed a bet on the flat I always made sure I checked what he was riding and more than likely backed it. Such a young age of 63 with a mindful of knowledge lost to the sport.