Cold and drizzly here this morning but it was a fine weekend and for once we seem to have missed the worst of the weather and the forecast is reasonable.  A standard sort of morning on the all-weather and up in the forestry, all seem well.  A few bumps and scrapes from Perth but hopefully nothing too serious, splendid piece on Tipsy Dara and the Highland National in Frank Cornfield’s blog – I recommend it

Tipsy Dara goes to post – ambulance?

Wetherby’s abandonment means there has actually been a short break before the new jumps season kicks off in the North at Sedgefield tomorrow evening, Lucy rides Mansonnien L’As in the 6.15 for Ferdy and I see my old friend Sydney Cove has been declared by another trainer, very sad to lose him as I seemed to have found the key to him as his 4th trainer, he probably put in a career best on his last start for this stable when runner up at Ayr in February, seems odd but there’s “nowt as queer as folk” and I wish him well, perhaps his new trainer will have found an extra gear, will probably burden him with a substantial Alexander wager, insurance I think it’s called….
Statistical analysis of the old season and targets for the new one still a work in progress but delighted with how things have gone and excited about the new season, lots happening.