Frodo’s fourth career race, The Duncan Sinclair Memorial Novices’ Hurdle (Kelso) saw him partner 18 times champion jockey A.P. McCoy. The race on the 7th of April was just a few days after the Grand National in which A.P. McCoy finished 3rd on Double Seven.
Unfortunately for me April is the busiest month of the year, the chances of getting time off work were slim to none. So it was a double disappointment, not only to miss Frodo’s race but also miss the chance to meet a legendary jockey like A.P. McCoy!
Once again I was forced to watch via the live racing stream on PaddyPower.com. The race went well and like his previous runs Frodo tracked the leaders but weakening 2 out and finally finished in 5th place.
McCoy was unable to add to his 4000+ career wins and Frodo is still looking for his first race success. However, one of the benefits of having such an experience jockey onboard is getting post race feedback. When asked after the race if he thought Whiskey Chaser was a good horse. McCoy said “I would tell you if I thought he was no good, he will win races.” It’s really nice to hear someone of McCoy’s experience giving positive comments about his performance.
This season has been a lot of fun, four races and maybe the possibility of another before Frodo packs his bag for the summer break. OK, we didn’t get a win, but we’ve enjoyed a better season than David Moyes!