LORD GEORGE was beaten a nose in the Betway All-Weather Marathon Championships Conditions Stakes. He ran such a good race and Dan Muscutt rode a brilliant race but he was just denied on the line. He would have liked a stronger pace but we could not have asked more of him. The plan now is to head to the Northumberland Plate with one race in between if all goes well in the meantime. He has had eleven races since the middle of last April so he will have a fairly easy time for a few weeks.
He had quite a few of his partners at the races yesterday who were very excited and more than thrilled with him. We had only decided to run him the Saturday before after he worked nicely on Waterhall. This had been his only piece of work for a while as he had suffered from a sore foot and had to have a few days off the previous week.
LORD GEORGE has been such a fun horse having only cost £2500 for a 10% share. The Bend Or partners have had a great time with him and he seems to be at his best now he has hit five. He has run lots of excellent races in defeat and now we put a visor on him to concentrate in the final couple of furlongs of a race he is doing so much better.
Yesterday was also our Monthly Fred Archer Racing Morning which as usual was a lot of fun. We had a good turn out of over thirty people in all during the morning. We had all ten horses out second lot all with a different coloured cap so the partners were able to see their horses easily enough. James and I had to leave for the races while there was still a gang here but they were left in good hands and it looked as if they were having quite a party from the photos that was sent to me!!