Saturday, 6 April 2013

Dancer came second out of thirteen! We couldn't believe it as we would have been happy if she had just done a clear round but Toby gave her a wonderful ride by being kind to her and patting and cajoling her along. She was running in Christopher Padfields colours to try and make up for the disappointment of not having Definite Dawn there and I was convinced that I was watching the wrong horse as there was another horse in the race with very similar colours. We couldn't believe it when they turned into the straight and she was in the lead! She was sixteen to one so she ran well above her mark and there were some very good horses in the race. Absolutely delighted.
The Grand National was shown on the big screen and it looked as though it was an incident free race. Thank goodness and congratulations to the winning connections of Auroras Encore.
 Just driving back now and Laura is snoozing in the back snuggled up with Poppy and Titch- she needs  to save all her energy for the big day tomorrow where we have got four runners at Guilsborough