Arthur’s Ayr run
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.