Gavin Lerena to begin his UK stint at Bath

South African champion jockey Gavin Lerena will kick of his stint in this country on Mudajaj at Bath on Wednesday evening. The brains behind Chelsea Thoroughbreds, Richard Morecombe and James Ramsden, were very keen for Gavin to come over and he’ll be based with us as well as riding the Chelsea Thoroughbreds horses. As he’s ridden plenty of winners for Sheikh Hamdan in South Africa the Shadwell team were more than happy for him to ride Mudajaj, and hopefully it will be a competitive first ride for him. The horse has come on for his first run and the trip will suit.

We’re also running Exquisite Ruby at the track. We’re dropping her back to 5 furlongs as she shows plenty of speed and was too keen over further last time.