Nick Schofield came in to ride out yesterday. It was part of his road to recovery from breaking his leg at Fontwell seven weeks ago - a couple of races after winning on Crossley Tender.
It'll be another couple of weeks before he's fit to race ride, but it was great to see him back in the saddle and we wish him a full recovery!
Doitforthevillage ran yesterday at Newbury with Richard Johnson on board. He finished 5th and Richard commented that he felt the ground was a bit quick for him at 2 miles. He also said that Doit still retained all his enthusiasm.
Seven days after wining at Newton Abbot Crossley Tender
follows up with a win over hurdles at Fontwell.
Given a cool waiting ride once again by Nick Schofield.
Unfortunately later in the day as Nick pulled up he was struck by a loose horse and sustained two fractures to his leg. Poor Nick how unlucky.
The yard's veteran Un Beau Roman showed a great front-running performance at Plumpton today. He seemed to be rejuvinated with the application of the blinkers. Nick Schofield gave him a positive ride from the flag to the post making it two in a row for the yard!
The horses are progressing to going up the long and the bank now. All the horses look in very good shape. they are all have all put some weight on and are eating well after their break in the fields. Here at Whitsbury we are looking forward to a good season.
Paul Henderson & Jane Patten