Yet another storm blown in off the Atlantic but milder than forecast and not as much rain so Ayr goes ahead, going to be a rough journey but we run Papamoa in the 2.40 and Sydney Cove in the 3.15, Lucy rides both, the ground will be very testing, Papamoa faces five opponents and Sydney ten.   Lucy has four other rides, Desertmore Star 1.05, Something Silver 1.35, Posh Bird 2.10 and  Malibu Dancer in the 3.45 (it was virtually dark for the 3.35 yesterday so hope Malibu has been eating his carrots!).

Papamoa at Perth

Yesterday 24 hours of drying wind had turned the ground to holding and Forcefield failed to travel or pick up, we will definitley look for better ground for him now (did I say that after Kelso??!!).  Back here we will be on the all-weather today, I have already reduced the morning to 2 lots in view of the forecast, unfortunately still missing little terrier called Joey which is casting a bit of a shadow over the New Year….