“It’s an amazing feeling. I wasn’t expecting it. She is only young, but I knew she had the scope to do that. I watched Holly (Truleove) go, and I saw that India (Bussey) was four seconds quicker, so I knew it was going to be a quick jump-off.
“Derek bred Market Angel, and I broke her in and rode her right from the beginning. He gives me some tips, and I have been to his place a couple of times for help and stuff. He’s really helpful.”
Reflecting on Market Angel’s character, Lottie added:
“She is very stroppy, but when she is doing her job that’s when she is at her happiest. She just has the right brain and takes everything in her stride. Winning this class is definitely a box ticked. I have ridden here before, and that really helps when you go into the arena. It is easier when you have been here before.”