MARGARET Simpson paid an emotional return visit to Stratford towards the end of last week as, a year earlier, she had travelled over to the track’s hunters’ chase meeting in the company of her late mother, Peggy Hagan.

“I wouldn’t let that horse of mummy’s run anywhere if I couldn’t be there,” said Margaret in reference to Chosen Dream, the 66/1 winner of Friday evening’s champion hunters’ chase in the hands of Mark O’Hare, and not, as one might have thought, the 7/4 favourite Balnaslow who finished fourth under Derek O’Connor.