Sad to report that Nile Moon was reported dead over the weekend having suffered a ruptured abdomen at home.
The former Howard Johnson and Ann Hamilton inmate, twice successful at Kelso in 2009, had latterly developed into a rewarding front-running ride in Points. Three victories last spring under Lucy Sutcliffe culminated in the novice riders’ championship final, held at Tabley last May.
Rest easy, Nile Moon.
The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.