No No Mac jumping the last fence to finish 3rd at Musselburgh

January is here and its a busy time for a jump jockey in the north. Christmas is over and it’s time to get the head down. For me January time is more of a waiting game. Racing in the north is steady and trying to get rides is a difficult task.

January has been quiet for me with only 12 rides. Musselburgh has been the busiest track this month with three meetings and I’ve been lucky enough to be riding at each one. Last weekend was a busy one down at Musselburgh at the Cheltenham trails meeting. On Saturday No No Mac trained by Ian Duncan finished a very close third (see photo above) and Lucinda Russell’s gemologist finished 5th. Sunday was a quieter day with just the one ride, Order of thistle trained by Lucinda. He ran a great race up in class finishing a close 5th in the Pertemps Network Group qualifier.

A normal day at Lucinda Russell racing .

It’s a busy time riding out and schooling young horses ahead of their racecourse debuts in the next month or two. Unfortunately it’s been a very wet January so the ground is very soft and many meetings in the south have had to be abandoned due to water logging.

February is now flying in and things are getting busier. Next week I head to Ayr on Tuesday and Kelso on Thursday.

I’m looking forward to getting busier and hopefully a winner to keep up the morale!

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