A frosty start so winter routine with Kit doing the early feed and trainer out on tractor harrowing all-weather and riverbank gallops, all open up nicely and, unlike in deep winter, fortunately do not refreeze enabling all of the horses to do plenty of work.  Cracking double for Lucy yesterday at Sedgefield’s feature meeting of the season, sadly marred by atrocious weather, she won on Kealigolane and Fred Bojangles, both of whom I suspect would not have been declared if such extreme conditions had been anticipated, funny things horses.  Doing our best to get as many as possible fit and ready to run this weekend, Amulree quite stiff this morning, hardly surprising when you look at the picture below, she is in the middle (scarlet, blue sleeves – click on picture to enlarge, captured by John Grossick) and in the process of being wiped out mid-air, hopefully Gillian’s magic hands will have her feeling better in time to line up in the Restricted at Dalston on Monday; huge (record?) entries by the way in stark contrast to recent fixtures, it’s all about the ground, if point-to-point fixtures want runners they need to organise themselves into producing decent going, it’s not easy and may cost money but its not impossible…