A fine morning, the calm between two storms, home 24 hours earlier than expected after bringing forward Jet Master’s Haydock engagement but nowhere I would rather be on a Saturday morning than out on the gallops with the horses.  Jet Master ran well yesterday to finish 3rd, only 3 lengths behind the winner; his 9lb rise for coming 2nd at Kelso last month is looking increasingly costly and I expect little mercy from the handicapper after yesterday’s effort.  The ray of hope is that he should be better over further, however we will need to change tactics if he is to see out the trip and that may be easier said than done.  He had a long day yesterday, Toni was up at 3.30 to leave here an hour later and we were all pretty weary when we arrived back last night.  Anyway, plenty of racing later next week so back out to the gallops, here are some pictures from first lot this morning…..

Northern Acres (Jen) being his usual petulant self at the bottom of the gallop, hopefully goes to Musselburgh on Friday

Here’s to Harry (Liam) – due to make his hurdling debut at Newcastle next Saturday

Spinning Away (Dan’s legs) this strong well bred filly has everything going for her, just needs luck, she is ready to run and well entered up over the next week in the hope we can find somewhere that she won’t need webbed feet (she is for sale!).

There are three grey horses in training at Kinneston, all recent winners – Papamoa (Blair), Tipsy Dara (Claudia) and Little Glenshee (Charlotte)

Bertie Milan (Fran) and Isla Pearl Fisher (Amy) lead the string up the gallop with the youngstock looking on, they often join in and race up the side of the gallop, can only be doing them good in the long term