Monday 30th September, 2019

Off to Wolverhampton today to saddle Madame Ritz (pictured) in the 6.50pm.  She has won over course and distance but has had her career curtailed by a split pastern and problems with allergies.

Although she does not have a great draw, hopefully she will finish her race off better today and Kieran Shoemark rides.  Kieran rode out for us in his early teens and he has done very well to come back from his problems.

We have quite a few entries for the week and participation will depend on ground and ballot marks.  There has been significant rain which does not suit all of our potential runners.  We have made more entries for the weekend on the flat and over jumps.

Delighted to attend the McCoys on Friday evening at Cheltenham.  It is the first time I’ve attended these Jockey Club awards and a fun evening was had by all.

Mark Durden-Smith was a very original host for the evening and Hayley Moore once again confirmed she is right at the top when it comes to female presenters in the sport.