George rode Crossley Tender today for his final piece of fast work before the Eider Chase, he worked with Lisronagh Stone, who is a strong worker, and Our Nest Egg who can also work well. The horses normally go individually at about 28 miles an hour to the three Furlong marker then join each other and go strong from the three Furlong marker, they normally drop off a speed of around 38 mph by the five furlong but today because three were working together they were slightly steadier at the 3 to the 4 furlongs but continued to build in speed and were strong up until the 6 furlong marker. All three riders were pleased with the way the horses went . George felt it was a strong piece of work and they got progressively faster and Crossley took some pulling up at the end of the gallop. George is my most experienced rider but doesn’t ride Crossley very often but mentioned that Natasha had done a good job in riding him over the last couple of months as he was so much more settled since the last time she sat on him.
Paul Henderson & Jane Patten