Friday May 18th

We had a long journey home from Perth but all the horses are safe. It was a lovely Ladies day and the racecourse was very busy and the weather was glorious.

Ladies day was full of excitement for the spectators.

It wasn’t such a good day for us as ‘Blue Comet’ made a mistake at the first and struck into his front leg. He has damaged his tendon but he has a good prognosis. These injuries need time but we are very confident he will be back on the racecourse before we know it.

Today we have 3 runners at Aintree.

‘Diamond Fort’ is our first runner at 6:40. He is back after a break in a 2m4 handicap hurdle. He started last season with a bang but then we found he has stomach ulcers which really affected his form and he had a month of treatment to clear them up and then a bit of time to get him back to himself. We hope he can show his old self today. Paddy rides.

Our 2nd runner is the very exciting ‘Winter Lion’ who won at the April Cheltenham meeting. He is a very progressive novice chaser and we hope he can perform in this grade which will open some more doors for his career this summer. He loves quick ground and Paddy rides him again for owners Oscar Singh and Priya Purewal.

A great win for ‘Winter Lion’ at Cheltenham. Will he have an Aintree winner to add to his collection???

Our last runner of the day is ‘Risky Gold’ in the Geoff sales Point To Point Bumper at 8:50. Ally rides him and we hope she can make 2 winners in 2 days as she won at the Fontwell Hunters Chase evening last night. She won a maiden point to point at Andoversford which qualified him for tonight’s race. He is a lovely horse for the future.

Tomorrow we have ‘Luna June’ running at Bangor and ‘Bells N Banjos’ running at Uttoxeter.

Thanks for reading.

Sally xx