A frosty start but glorious and sunny now, spring is definitely in the air, a stark contrast from yesterday’s wintery blast.  Mixed fortunes once again at Newcastle, Northern Acres ran another very solid race to finish 3rd, Presently Tipsy travelled nicely through the race but emptied out very quickly when they turned for home, weather conditions were extreme during the race (think blizzard with 50mph gusts) which may have upset her or it might have come a bit quickly after her trip to Wetherby, we will see how she is and probably drop back to two miles now.

Jane's Fantasy pre her race yesterday, this sensitive mare has plenty of talent but is going to need handled very carefully.

Jane’s Fantasy pre her race yesterday, this sensitive mare has plenty of talent but is going to need handled very carefully.

Jane’s Fantasy didn’t want to let herself down on the good ground and Lucy wisely looked after her round the back, unfortunately this may have come a little soon after her racecourse gallop at Musselburgh 12 days previously.  On to Carlisle tomorrow where we have two runners that were both 2nd last time out, have had enough time and should therefore acquit themselves with credit, lots of runners though and competitive enough for the level so just hope they run well.

The striking Marlee Mourinho

The striking Marlee Mourinho

Marlee Mourinho runs in the 2.35, he has a handy weight, trip and ground (if it really is soft with good to soft places) should suit well, probably prefer a flatter track but should run well, 13 run, Lucy rides.

Bertie Milan at Carlisle

Bertie Milan at Carlisle in Feb 2013

Then in the 4.45 we run Bertie Milan, 9 run, he bounced back to form at Musselburgh last time and has been fresh, well and ready to run for a few weeks now; track, trip and ground should all suit, Brian Harding rides, Lucy rides Snuker in the same race.

Team Kinneston at the morning briefing today, apologies to those obscured but these are the guys that keep the show on the road through their hard work and commitment, we have never been busier and there are frequently staff on the yard from just after 6am until after 10pm at night, their commitment results in the horses never wanting for anything, just a shame the trainer keeps messing up!

Team Kinneston at the morning briefing today, apologies to those obscured but these are the guys that keep the show on the road through their hard work and commitment, we have never been busier and there are frequently staff on the yard from just after 6am until after 10pm at night in every sort of weather you can imagine, their dedication ensures the horses never want for anything, just a shame the trainer keeps messing up!