Looking forward to Pride after leaving Cheltenham empty-handed
18 March 2017
I'm disappointed not have had a winner at Cheltenham this week, but hoping for better luck today.
I was particularly pleased with the way My Tent Or Yours ran in the Champion Hurdle, Fox Norton in the Champion Chase and Taquin Du Seuill in the Coral Cup.
You have to feel sorry for My Tent Or Yours having been beaten into second place three times now in the Champion Hurdle, but he showed he is still a class act and it was a privilege to ride him.
After all the excitement of Cheltenham, it's business as usual for me tomorrow at Kempton where I have five rides, beginning with Nathan's Pride in the handicap hurdle over two miles and five furlongs.
It looks a very competitive race, but Tim Vaughan's horses horses are in very good form. I know he thinks a lot about this one and I'm looking forward to riding him.
Next up is Monbeg Gold in the handicap chase over two and a half miles. He's got some good form and plenty of ability and I hope will run a good race.
My ride in the three-mile handicap chase is Dreamsoftheatre. He's been pulled up in his last couple of races, but should appreciate the better ground he'll get tomorrow in what looks like a competitive race.
I ride See The World in the two miles five novice hurdle. I was on board when he won his bumper at Wincanton a couple of years ago. He's had his problems since then and it is great to get him back on the racecourse. This is a starting point for him and I just hope he comes through it all right.
I ride Vado Forte in the National Hunt Flat race over two miles for Hereforeshire trainer Tom Lacey. He's a great guy and lives and breathes his horses. I don't know a lot about this one, but he's a nicely-bred four-year-old and I hope he comes through this test in good style.