Puck and Finn head down to Dory Maud's shop, where the sisters are trying to hook George Holly up with their blind sister, Annie.
They send Puck off to take George Holly to breakfast, giving him time to get to know her. See, Sean Kendrick has told him a lot about Puck.
It seems there's a rumor that she might actually have a shot at winning this race, if her horse can run in a straight line while all the others pull toward the sea.
Plus, Holly tries to do a little matchmaking of his own, saying "I hope you won't wait for Sean Kendrick to realize that he's lonely" (50.83). In other words, horse blankets alone won't keep a boy warm.