Arthur’s Ayr run

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Health - BY JAMES MASSON

ONE For Arthur, the 2017 Grand Na­tional win­ner, was schooled at Ayr race­course as part of his prepa­ra­tion for Satur­day’s Pe­ter Marsh Chase at Hay­dock.

With his Grand Na­tional-win­ning jockey Derek Fox on board, One For Arthur jumped the chase fences with Ef­fet Spe­cial and Bialco, Stephen Mulqueen be­ing on Ef­fet Spe­cial and Blair Camp­bell on Bialco.

Since his Grand Na­tional suc­cess, One For Arthur has run only once due to in­jury.

That was on De­cem­ber 8 last year when he un­seated Tom Scu­d­amore at the fourth fence on the Ain­tree Mild­may course.

Trainer Lucinda Rus­sell said: “We were de­lighted with all three horses, in par­tic­u­lar Arthur who at­tacked the fences with en­thu­si­asm. Roll on rain and soft ground at Hay­dock.”

Mean­while, Jaimie Duff from Lucinda’s yard at Mil­nathort, is one of the nom­i­nees for the Ded­i­ca­tion To Rac­ing prize in the Godol­phin Stud and Sta­ble Staff Awards.

Lucinda went on: “A main­stay in our yard since we started in 1995, Jaimie has cov­ered all roles and is now our as­sis­tant trainer and trav­el­ling head girl.

“But those ti­tles can never cover all that she brings to the yard, from or­gan­i­sa­tion, lo­gis­tics, to horse care and to the sup­port that she gives to all of our staff mem­bers and me.

“Jaimie has never shirked hard work and is a most pos­i­tive and sup­port­ive team mem­ber. Speak­ing to each jockey be­fore and af­ter the race, to own­ers at the races and at home and re­port­ing any equine is­sues to me.

“Driv­ing to any of the tracks, Jaimie will of­ten have an ex­tra few hours or miles added to her day to take an in­jured horse to the vets or to give a horse ex­tra at­ten­tion. This is done with com­pas­sion and ded­i­ca­tion.

“A prod­uct of this yard from the start, Jaimie has grown with each new chal­lenge and ul­ti­mately car­ries out her job with the horse and its wel­fare at the heart of her day.

“She is the rock to lean on for every­one at my yard.”

Lucinda was de­lighted with the win of Royal Re­serve at New­cas­tle.

It was his sta­ble de­but and, held up for most of the race, Royal Re­serve sprinted home af­ter the last.

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