… the sun is shining, after days of interminable rain, wind and drizzle we have a glorious morning with a better forecast for the week ahead, fun in prospect with the two “Royals” – Ascot and Highland – planned for Wed & Thurs, only entries next Sunday at Hexham and a quieter week at last for Lucy, though she has plans to rack up a bit of mileage later in the week riding out.  Six horses left in work, on the all-weather today and I will then be trying to resuscitate the riverbank gallop after the monsoon.  Trainers meeting at Kelso this afternoon, an excellent initiative that all courses should follow, at least it should shut us up for another 12 months!

Northern Flame – penciled in for Hexham on Sunday