Cold again today but racing went ahead today at Ayr thanks to them going to the cost and effort of covering the entire course with fleeces to keep the frost out, well done them. I had hoped we would come home with more than two fourths but with the exception of The Orange Rogue they all ran OK, no better than that though and it does strike me that nothing that ran for us on our brilliant day there four weeks ago has progressed, however they all finished their races and should hopefully receive a little assistance from the handicapper prior to their next outings . We are back racing at Musselburgh tomorrow where the ground is good and as the temperature is forecast to rise overnight no problems are anticipated with the weather.
We have runners in two races starting with Dance of Fire in the 12.30, Lucy rides and 9 run, a horse with decent flat form he was disappointing on his stable debut a month ago and nothing subsequently came to light; he’s schooling well, working well and will appreciate the better ground but both divisions of this maiden hurdle have plenty of good ex-flat horses lining up that have come here for the better ground.
Our other two runners are in the 2.30, Bracing (Kit) and Andhaar (Blair Campbell) are both in good heart and should enjoy the trip, track and ground so will hopefully be involved in the finish in what looks like an average sort of staying handicap.
No runners for a few days so hopefully will have time to catch up in the office and play with my Christmas presents before a busy weekend racing at Newcastle on Saturday and Alnwick on Sunday.