Thursday 16th July, 2020

It was great to welcome Jane Lane and Sue Davis to the gallops this morning to watch Lady Of Authority go through her paces.  The mare has won twice on the flat for us and now has a handicap mark over hurdles, which hopefully she will take advantage of now her favoured good ground will be available.  Hopefully she will be on the track in August to repay her syndicate, The Listener’s patience.

Fortunately Jane and Sue both found four leaf clovers at the top of the gallop, which is surely a good omen for the coming months ahead.

It was great to be included in Marcus Armytage’s trainers weigh-in in his Telegraph column.  Between myself, Richard Spencer and Dan Skelton we have lost nine stone since lockdown – around the weight of a jump jockey.

Looking forward to AP not going in the gym as often and getting back to his retirement weight.