I just posted this little video on Facebook of Exclusive Rights and Hayley in the school on Friday.
Following a frustrating season last year, where she once again showed us how talented she is by finishing a very good second in a decent ladies race beaten by a horse that went on to win 4 more Open races, we will plan to run early on some decent ground and make a plan from there.
I love to ride aka Scruffy on her ‘going’ days, when she is at her best she has great speed and jumps well. We try not to concentrate on the bad days! She has given myself and her very loyal owners Patrick and Juliet White some great days out over the past few seasons but as she is rising 12 we need her to show us that she still retains the enthusiasm following some lacklustre performances.
There is nothing wrong with her work in the school, she struts her stuff and goes beautifully on the flat so there is certainly another career for her. We know she likes quick ground, some over-watered ground has coincided with some of her bad days so we will definitely be avoiding that this season! I’ll be keeping an eye out to get her going where and when is best for her and see how she gets on.