An afternoon trip to Southwell, maybe not the most glamorous but we were heading there to see our 2yr old filly Somethingboutmary make her debut. Word from the yard was she would run well but expected to be green, She had not been the quickest from the stalls at home but we were there to take our chance…… Amy Ryan booked to ride, no one knows her better so we were all happy.
She looked a million dollers in parade ring, taking it all in her stride, she has always been a very chilled out filly and it showed…. every now and aging a little dance on her toes but nothing to worry about.
Chatting to Amy in parade ring she discussed the plan depending how SBM jumped…. Amy would make the desciion on how she was traveling , will full trust is miss ryan we wished her well and just asked her to bring her back safely. As in the parade ring SBM was still as chilled out as ever, thoughts wonder to will she ever light up….. we would know in the next 5 mins. We were a bit worried by the bill turner horse Hillbilly boy, Bill was very confident about his charge
No issues going in to the stalls as others around jumped and kicked… The gates flew open and as at home she did not break well…..Amy never pushed and kicked like most Jockeys but just gave her a few strides to get ballenced….. after 2F SBM was getting a face full of kick back and did not look happy, in your head you are deciding what to say to the owners and trying to justify your perchase….. then Amy pulled her wide…..
SBM looked to be picking up well, she was running green you cant agrue that , head was all over but she was starting to fly. Excitment in the WRS camp started to build, amy gave he few slaps of her whip, SBM dispite being green responded… picking them off 1 by 1. Hitting the front ears still pricked Amy just pushed her home to win a bit cosy….. SBM is WRS 1st 2yr old winner
to watch race http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtILvOfGp6k
You can discribe the feeling of a winner when its your horses and more so when you have seen them grow up…..
As we headed off the the winners enclosure my phone was going crazy in my pocket, calls tweets, text….. they can wait i have 2 special girls to congratulate….. Amy brought her in to the winners inc with a massive smile on her face, she has worked this filly every day and it showed. A quick de brief and a big pat for SBM, Next its interview time followed by the presentation……
In the winners bar you have time to reflect on the run and watch replay…. dispite the greenness her tallent shon through and speaking to Kevin we think there is a lot more to come…..
SBM is now entered at Newcastle on Tuesday
I would like to thank @MartWes for taking some pictures for me used in this blog…. i owe you a beer!!!!