Sparkling debut for White Hart
A minor injury put paid to our plans to run her last season which was a shame because at the time she was working better than Whitehotchillifilli who developed into a smart mare.
The time off might well have been a bonus for White Hart Lady who looked very professional throughout at Aintree, led at half-way and cruised clear in the straight before keeping on readily without being hard ridden by Sean Bowen as she beat Roseisaroseisarose by four lengths.
Sean was suitably impressed and reported that she relished the soft ground.
While White Hart Lady had been pleasing in her work and while we were hopeful of a good run we did not expect her to win in such a manner. It was very exciting for Tom Chadney and his enthusiastic team at Chasing Gold who have three horses with us.
The question now is whether to run White Hart Lady again in a better bumper or make the switch to hurdles. It is a nice dilemma to have but she already jumps for fun so is highly unlikely to be campaigned in bumpers all season.
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