Apologies to my member for the late arrival of this post relating to Beckys latest run at Redcar.
I suppose the most important factor was that she ran well and showed no ill effects from the soft palate operation she underwent after her last race.
She will now go hurdling.
As far as this latest race at Redcar though, having watched the replay numerous times, I don`t think Andrew Mullen will end up being in line for the ride of the season award.
The race was run at a dawdle for well over a mile until it turned into a 3 furlong “sprint” in the home straight.
Therefore, for a hurdling prospect like Becky, who we believe will stay 2ml 4f, why on earth did the jockey hold her up in the rear until the sprint began. Sprinting is not her game !!
She made up some ground and was not stopping at the end, and she ended up being beaten some 7/8 lengths.
But surely, with the engine we know she possesses, why on earth did the jockey not to try and make more use of her by making the race a stamina test.
It was a poor Class 6 race and Becky could / should have been ridden tactically to do a lot better.
But its history now, so lets move on to Beckys seasonal debut over hurdles.
Micky has been globetrotting over the last couple of weeks, but he has mentioned a race at Market Rasen for Becky later this month, so, assuming he comes back, I will discuss options with him, and report back as and when.
Finally, I have said it more than once and ended up contradicting myself, but once again…this time for real, McGoldrick Racing will not be getting involved with Flat racing again.
We will focus 100% on the sport I have always loved best….NATIONAL HUNT RACING