Race day at Dortmund
The first races of the year are behind us and it wasn't too bad for me - after all the rides didn't look good on paper.
On New Year's Day at Neuss I was five times in the saddle and was 5th three times - not bad with all these outsiders.
Today in Dortmund I was booked by trainer Frank Fuhrmann for three of his rides. But it didn't work well with the outsiders. I was pleased with Lil's Affair from stable MaMö, who finally showed something again. She was on the case right from the start even though she got tired in the end. I liked her. It was only the second time that I rode her. After a break of five months fifth place was really ok for her today. She was a different horse today. If she keeps going like that, it won't be long before she wins.
I was also very please with the way the Dortmund Racing club did treat the death of Daniele Porcu. This was really excellent. And Daniele will alway live on amongst us riders.