Things have worked out nicely for Bird For Life and Shamonix on Wednesday. The race divided so they won’t run against each other. Bird runs first at 8:40, she is drawn 1 and Ryan Tate will ride her. The 1 draw is great but knowing Bird she probably won’t make the most of it. Still she will be able to get a nice position on the rail. If she can sit a bit further forward the last time you would think she has a chance.
Shamonix runs in the 9:10! Unfortunately she has quite a low weight which Jason Watson won’t be able to do. We have decided to go with David Probert. He has a good history with us and he is a good judge of pace which will be important considering this is quite a step up in trip and we can’t be sure she will get it. If she goes too fast early she certainly won’t. She is drawn 5 which is also good. She breaks well enough to get a forward position. After that we will leave it up to David. We just have to keep our fingers crossed.