Musselburgh to Newcastle to Carlisle & let’s not forget Doncaster!

Two satisfying runs at Musselburgh yesterday from Whybutwhy and Bracing, both showing good progress from their previous starts, more to come from them I hope, and a splendid winner at Doncaster for Lucy.  ATR a little unkind in filming the trainer James watching the race, it’s gone a bit viral on facebook and twitter, I […]

29 November 2014|

Musselburgh Friday

A drizzly dull sort of day, mild still so can’t really complain and pleased to be back racing tomorrow at Musselburgh where we have two runners on ground that is described as good, both ridden by Kit.

Bracing runs in the 12.35, 11 run, it might all happen a bit quickly for her round Musselburgh but […]

27 November 2014|

A scouting mission..

Quieter weather for a few days, a chance for things to dry out and no sign of frost for now.  Entries later this week at Musselburgh, Newcastle and Carlisle so looks like getting busier and Lucy off to Sedgefield today to ride her old friend Stanley Bridge in the 2.20.  Took the opportunity of a […]

25 November 2014|

Schooling & a winner for Lucy

A fine mild morning but overcast again now and looks like it will be raining again soon.  Schooling today; The Orange Rogue, Marlee Mourinho, The Flaming Matron and Whybutwhy over fences then Rossini’s Dancer, Frankie’s Promise, Ceilidh, Spinning Away and Dutch Canyon over hurdles, mostly very good.  A splendid winner for Lucy yesterday in the […]

20 November 2014|

A better blogger

A fine morning, mild but bright though there is still a sodden feel to everything.  19 horses to work on the AW, a dozen going to sneak onto the grass and a long hack round the farm for the few that worked yesterday.  Lucy off to Hexham to ride Snuker in the 1.50, feel a […]

19 November 2014|

Handicapper Day

Another wet night and dull, damp and dark this morning, due to improve but its been a wet spell up and down the country and reports from the Angus and Perthshire glens suggest worst flooding in living memory.  So we’ve escaped the worst but are going to have to keep off the grass for a […]

18 November 2014|

Back home.

A long wet day at Newcastle yesterday and a slightly frustrating time on the racecourse; after a flurry of success a batch of ordinary performances this week, one’s mood in this game is driven by the performance of the most recent runners and the non performers weigh heavily, time to keep head down and focus, perhaps […]

15 November 2014|

Ayr then Newcastle

So, a middling sort of day at Ayr yesterday; I was a little bit disappointed with Gold Opera in the opener, he travelled well, maybe too well, but looked weak when they quickened up then stayed on again to be 6th, he is very much a chaser in the making and I must remember he is […]

13 November 2014|

Blogging on to Ayr

Blogs coming thick and fast this week, a disappointing run from Another Mattie at Sedgefield today, was a bit bumped around at the first and backed off the whole job after that, for now I will blame the track, for some odd reason I’ve never had a horse run a decent race there, goodness knows why. […]

11 November 2014|

Carlisle – Sedgefield – Little Glenshee

Cool here this morning, rain coming later, lots going on, plenty of horses to exercise and busy racing, just as it should be at this time of year.

An excellent seasonal reappearance for Little Glenshee at Carlisle yesterday, she took a little time to warm to her task but stayed on strongly to finish a never […]

11 November 2014|