NOT too surprisingly, the first of our Olympians back into competitive action was Sarah Ennis but it was a surprise that she brought just one horse down to Hillcrest last Sunday, the EI115 winner, Action Lady M.

Having arrived home from Tokyo near midnight on Wednesday, Ennis worked long and hard through Thursday, Friday and Saturday, leaving her Batterstown yard at 5.30am on Sunday on a mission with the Susanne Macken-bred seven-year-old Plot Blue mare.