Updated: Jan 18
Hello! The last few weeks have been hectic to say the least! Work has been full on with the yard on flying form, winning the Ladbroke Chase at Newbury with Cloudy Glen. Not much has changed with me however; I’m riding 6 lots a day most days!
I haven’t been back out pointing on Tango as there hasn’t quite been the right race for him yet, but he’s entered in the Ladies at Chaddesley Corbett on 28th December. He is feeling very well in himself and his win at Ffos Las has left him extremely perky…which is good news for him, not such good news for me having to ride the tank that he is! I couldn’t feel my arms after he decided he was going to do 9 circuits of our 3-furlong sand at work, undertaking the entire string as he went! He came off the sand having not blown at all and absolutely delighted with himself, before jig-jogging all the way home. Let’s just say he loves a crowd, and he definitely gave everyone a show!
I have now successfully booked my amateur jockey’s course for February 2022, so hopefully I can take Tango hunter chasing, as well as point-to-pointing. Fingers crossed Covid doesn’t get in the way. As well as this I’d like to get some new rides under my belt, find some smaller point-to-point trainers and ride out for them in the new year, hopefully building up some connections in the point-to-point world so I can enjoy more aspects of the sport.
On Sundays, I have been going and working a horse at Ed de Giles’ yard alongside my boyfriend on his pointer. Lawry ran his own horse, Military Mischief, at Larkhill in the restricted on Sunday. It was freezing and incredibly foggy so you couldn’t even see the racecourse and we didn’t get to watch much of the race! Lawry and Military Mischief pulled up but on the plus side, the horse I ride at Ed’s Fitzrovia has won twice on the bounce and feels on great form. Hopefully he can keep up his winning streak for Ed in the season ahead.
Hopefully Christmas brings me some extra strength to deal with the Tango at Chaddesley Corbett! Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year…catch up in January!
Images kindly provided by Hattie Austin Photography