We gave her a good break after Cheltenham and she’s now cantering and building up to her race. She won’t leave our yard and will finish her preparations on our gallops at home and we’ll jump her on our good surface in the school. She’s very clever and she knows what she’s doing so we’ll keep her fresh and let her enjoy having a pop around the school. She loves it and it’s a bit of extra fitness work for her too. David Noonan has a good association with her and if he’s available he’ll ride. He knows her really well and we wouldn’t want to change jockeys now.
As a broodmare she has nothing to prove so she might retire after the Festival. She’ll be more than likely be put in foal and sold. A syndicate of six including my mum and dad, Jo and Malcolm, own her. They’ve always had horses and had a lot of fun, but Lily Waugh has been very special and after losing a horse due to an injury sustained on the racecourse we advised them to buy a share in Lily. Myself and Anthony bought her from the sales at Newbury after winning her only start in an Irish point to point. She’s by the great sire Kings Theatre. Her half-brother Killultagh Vic has done extremely well, winning the Martin Pipe last year at the Festival and a grade one at Punchestown later.