Saturday, 10 March 2018

A great day with Murphy coming second and Beech Hill fourth. Paddy is improving all the time and gave Murphy a great ride. He was 50/1 at one stage so ran well above his mark and beat some good horses. He is now qualified for the Intermediate final at Cheltenham which is very exciting as he stays forever and loves big fences. Beech Hill was a superstar. Hannah got left behind at the start, went the scenic route around the bends and then forgot to kick on after the last (or at all really!)  but still came a close fourth out of eleven runners. It was only Hannah's third start so she can be forgiven, but Beech will definitely win some races when Hannah gets more experienced and will give her a lot of fun. Lucy Burton also won Best Turned Out with her. The horses are all just peaking nicely at the moment. We decided not to run Budge as the ground was so soft, we will save him for next week. So a good day was had by all.