RACING POST WEDNESDAY MARCH 28th
WEEK MONDAY MARCH 26th TO SUNDAY APRIL 1st 2012
TODAY'S CARDS Ludlow (Jumps Turf.) Taunton (Jumps Turf.) (Lingfield Park (Flat AW) Kempton Park (Flat AW). Leopardstown (IRE) (Flat Turf).
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TOP PROFESSIONAL HANDLER RIDER GRAHAM LEE TO SWITCH CODES
LEE at present out since dislocating his hip last month says "I'm going to concentrate on the Flat when I come back. I've always had to work hard to keep weight on and since my fall at Southwell even more so. When I got back from hospital I was 9 stone 12lb, now I'm 8 stone
12lb. I can't really face the gym to put a stone back on, so I'm going for the Flat.
"I'm hoping to be back in the last week of April. It's very different riding a three-mile chase at Hexham to a five-furlong sprint at Ripon, but I'm sure I'll adapt quickly. There's plenty of Flat racing in the north, and lots of horses."
Ladbrokes go 6-4 Lee will ride 50 or more winners. It would be a more difficult task for a professional Flat handler rider to switch to jump racing. When a professional rider has achieved bloodhorse literacy in their own right at the highest level as Lee has, the top Flat riders may find themselves being pipped at the post far too often.
A great RP pic this morning ' NO LOOKING BACK FOR HILLS'
"RICHARD HILLS, who brings the curtain down on his 33-year career in the saddle at the Dubai World Cup meeting next Saturday, looks a picture of contentment on the track at Meydan yesterday. Don't miss Saturday's Racing Post for a great interview with the retiring rider: World Cup latest pages 6-7
JMC, THIS PHOTOGRAPH TELLS A MILLION WORDS IN JUST ONE QUICK GLANCE BRILLIANT.
The life and times of a top professional handler rider that bridges decades steeped in bloodhorse literacy from birth.