Stormy old day at Musselburgh yesterday and much the same today, Kelso on the agenda where the ground is good to soft with soft places and we have four horses declared to run.
Lucy rides Landecker in the 1.55, 13 run and he has been waiting for some better ground so will hopefully go well though it is likely to be on the sharp side for him, then in the 2.55 Or de Grugy returns to his favorite hunting ground to make his fifth appearance in the Amateur Riders handicap chase, 9 run and Kit rides, beaten by a nose in this race last year he races off a 3lb lower mark but he is a year older and it looks very competitive.
If the ground is as advertised then Isla Pearl Fisher will take on former Gold Cup winner Long Run at 3.55 in the inaugural Ivan Straker Memorial Chase, he has no obvious chance at the weights with LR or Knockara Beau but could do with running somewhere and needs decent ground, Lucy rides.
In the 4.25 Noir et Vert runs in Hunter Chase with Jamie on board assuming the sweat runs and sauna do the trick, 12 run and it looks competitive but the horse seems in good form. Lucy rides the nicely bred Queen’s Regatta in the mares bumper at 4.55. Yesterday Backontheroad battled on to pick up 3rd at 33-1 in the Hunter chase and Always Tipsy probably ran to level similar to his debut to finish 7th in a better race. After racing (almost in the dark!) we galloped Caught in the Act, Dutch Canyon and the 4yo Midnight Legend ex Harrietfield.