Delighted with Lemon T at Newcastle where he got his head in front for the first time in his second bumper run. A very genuine performance as he had to make the running and led from pillar to post, staying on strongly down the straight and running through the line. He may now go hurdling. Return Ticket ran a cracking race giving weight away all round. He jumped great and stayed on strongly bu was just pipped to the post. Aiden Blakemore gave him a lovely ride though I was less impressed with the 8lb rise by the handicapper – particularly as he only gave the winner 3lb.
Tomorrow Waiting Patiently runs at Aintree, a course we have always thought would suit him. The rain falling was a blessing for him and we are trying him in cheek pieces as he doesn’t always concentrate that well when he hits the front. They didn’t make him keen when we worked him in them which wasn’t the effect we were looking for so hopefully they will be beneficial in a finish.