Apologies for the lack of correspondence recently, we’re busy with the young
horses at the moment. Bird For Life will run at Lingfield tomorrow at 3:46! It’s
an apprentice race for riders who have not ridden more than 10 winners. Elinor
Jones will ride, she has ridden one winner so she claims 5lb which will be very
valuable. There are only 6 runners, all quite useful horses but she has run well
in the grade before and apprentice races are usually run at a good pace and suit
strong finishers. It is a bit of a roll of the dice and it will come down to
whether Bird works with or against her new jockey. We don’t want to put any
pressure on Elinor though, she will go out and enjoy the ride (hopefully) and
what will be will be.
Bird To Love has a couple of entries but she is badly in season so we might be wasting our time. There isn’t much over her usual trips so if she comes out over the weekend we may run her over 2 miles at Lingfield next Wednesday 10th March. She doesn’t look as if she gets the trip but we will hold her up and get her to switch off and see if she can do what Bird For Life does. Her win at Lingfield would suggest she likes being held up so it’s worth a try.