Wednesday 24th March, 2021

A very pleasing win for Lesser yesterday in the 2 ½ mile novice hurdle at Wetherby.  Given a fine tactical ride by Danny, he tracked the favourite all the way before challenging between the last two hurdles and taking the lead before the favourite came down at the last.

Lesser has a fine cruising speed and is progressing well and will hopefully follow up in another novice hurdle in a few weeks.  He is owned by The C Level Partnership headed by our yard sponsor Martin Harvey of Tori Global.  Martin sourced the horse with us at the Cheltenham sale last year and has always fancied himself as a budding bloodstock agent.  Hopefully we can source another one or two of Lesser’s quality this spring.

Just arrived at Haydock to saddle Mrs Barnes and Muthabir in the 1pm and 2.37pm respectively.  Whilst have chatted to Sam Twiston-Davies on the way up about Master Vintage’s prospects at Market Rasen in the 4.25pm.  Hopefully the string will continue to perform well today.  Good luck to all connections.