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Peter and The National

01-April-2021 16:57
in General
by Admin

As well as Ga Law I am lucky enough to ride another future star every morning in the shape of Up For Parol, or Peter, as he has been nicknamed. He’s a different horse to Gary in the sense that he’s not quite as tall but personally I think they could be equal in the engine department. Being by Flemensfirth he has a strong personality and genuinely loves his work and jumping. He’s now won two novice hurdles and he is certainly a horse to follow.

                                                                                     Up For Parol

 With the Grand National just over a week away we gave Hogan’s Height a warm up for the race over the Lambourn replica fences and Jamie sent two other horses with him for some company. I was lucky enough to be on Fact of the Matter, who led the string. I’ve actually schooled Matt in 3 different countries now having been on him for his pre-race schooling when he ran in the Belgian Grand National and when he ran at Vichy in France. I think we’ve jumped every possible type of obstacle except for a standard hurdle! It’s really exciting to have a runner in The National this year, especially after last year’s race being cancelled.

                                                                  Fact of the Matter