This week we have picked out several potential winners for the yard in the not too distant future as horses make their seasonal debuts. You never quite know if they will 'train on' having run well or won as two year olds, many are overrated at the start of their three year old days and need to drop a few pounds before they can actually stand any chance of winning. Thankfully, our recent runners have, in the main given us plenty to look forward to and have shaped up well.
Prairie Impluse is one such filly who ran a blinder today at Hamilton when fourth, although you cannot get carried away about the form of the race because it looked decidedly ordinary. But, she showed a good attitude and I am sure can win if treated fairly. Red Charmer is in seriously good form at the moment and recorded his second win from his last two starts. Hopefully he might make it three from three if we are really lucky.
On Twitter today @RaceBetscom announced the top 20 women to dominate horse racing in the UK and Ireland over the next ten years. Eve johnson Houghton, Lydia Hislop, myself, Ruth carr, Susannah Gill, Gay Kelleway, Alice Plunkett, Victoria Pendleton, Harriet Rochester, Katie Walsh, Cathy Gannon, Lucinda Russell, Denise Large, Rebecca Curtis, Hayley Turner, Alex Hammond, Jane Chapple Hyam, Kirsten Rausing, Gina Harding and Megan Nicholls, make up the list.
As you can imagine, its a great honour to be among those great ladies so I am chuffed and appreciate the stylish and amusing things they say about all of us. More on what they say about my yard tomorrow (because right now I have to leave the office to cook dinner- and I bet if you talk to any of the girls mentioned in the list, they will all agree that the toughest part of our daily lives is not the running of our yards, businesses or busy careers but maintaining the wife, mother, sister, daughter bit which, at the end of a long day doing what we do best, is pretty bloody tiresome.