It seems to be turning into rather a busy week with Ayr beating inspections yesterday and again today, Newcastle on Saturday looks like the doubtful one but in general the weather seems more settled now and with a benign forecast we will hopefully be back on the grass gallops at the end of the week and might even be able to do some schooling – fingers crossed. Very heavy at Ayr yesterday and not many horses handled it, Daasij and Here’s to Harry both ground to a halt in the conditions but Rossini’s Dancer relished it and ran a very game race to finish 3rd, Bertie Milan wasn’t at all in love with it but he was brave enough to cope and ran a solid enough race to come 4th, hopefully no harm done.
Back to Ayr today and we run Papamoa (Lucy) in the 1pm, badly off at the weights he would technically be much better off in a handicap but we feel that he needs another race in Novice company before taking on the more experienced horses, he is in good heart.
Then we run Tipsy Dara (Lucy) in the 2pm, she should go well but this is a step up in class and she is creeping up the handicap; finally we run Commercial Express (Kit) in the 2.30, he might go well if he handles the ground. Lucy then rides Caledonia for Jim Goldie in a hot looking bumper at 3.30, a fine article in yesterday’s Times about her – proud parental moment!