Cold and showery this morning, some horses having a quiet time, a few of the point-to-pointers over to Lucinda’s for a spin before running on Sunday, others doing easy stuff on the grass, me running round in circles as ever.

Academy

And so to Ayr for the Scottish Grand National two day meeting where Academy makes his stable debut in the opener at 2.20, my first ever runner in a “Juvenile Hurdle”, 5 run, Lucy rides and the ground should be on the easy side of good.  This horse came from Michael Stoute via the October Sales at Newmarket and I have had an “educational” winter with him, he is by Montjeu from a smart German family and I think the world of him however we are taking on some classy opposition for his hurdling debut; we will improve for it fitness wise whereas they hold mostly be at the top of their game so I’m not expecting too much which is fine as it would be nice to have him as a novice for next season.  Lucy has a few other rides; Toshi in the 2.50, De Boitron in the 4.00, Red Tanber in the 4.35, Easter Vic in the 5.05 and Higgs Boson in the 5.35.