Cool still today but we are missing the wind and rain that is hitting the South, a quietish morning on the yard with only 9 to ride.  Back up to Perth this afternoon where the ground is drying all the time and is now soft with good to soft places, should be fine for our four runners.

Marlee Massie (Lucy) on the left and Presently Tipsy (Blair) on the right

Marlee Massie (Lucy) on the left and Presently Tipsy (Blair) on the right at Perth last night

Calivigny runs in the first race at 2.30, Lucy rides and 5 run, he ran well here in better company at the last meeting but is “wrong” at the weights with a smart looking mare of Gordon Elliot’s, he should run a nice race however.  The in the 4.40 we run Marlee Mourinho, 7 run and Lucy rides, he was running well earlier int he year but lost is form latterly, he has had a little break now and could run well if (and it’s a big “if” at this time of year) he recovers his form, he seems well at home.  Finally we have two runners in the mares bumper, Presenting Rose (Stephen) and Jane’s Fantasy (Lucy), 8 run.  Presenting Rose ran well to be 3rd last time over course and distance and should go well again, Jane’s Fantasy didn’t like being bumped about on her debut at Newcastle and will be ridden differently this time.

Farewelltocheyenne (Lucy)

Farewelltocheyenne (Lucy)

A mixed evening last night, a 2nd and three 4ths from our six runners, the highlight being Royal Chatelier’s strongly staying on 2nd in the Hunter Chase behind Kit on the winner for Victor Thompson.  Bertie Milan’s race probably came a little soon after his brave effort over 4 miles in the Highland National, The Flaming Matron proved she isn’t really a chaser, Farewelltocheyenne and Marlee Massie both ran nice races after a long time off and will come on for their runs and Presently Tipsy boiled over in the preliminaries and ran no sort of race.

Royal Chatelier (Jamie) just fails to catch Chance of a Lifetime (Kit)

Royal Chatelier (Jamie) just fails to catch Chance of a Lifetime (Kit)