Different weather now, much colder, clear and crisp and almost a touch of frost. No bad thing after such a wet spell and ground drying up at the racecourses, especially at Kelso where we have three runners tomorrow on what will just be on the easy side of good.
Moores Novelty makes his stable debut in the 1.15, Lucy rides and 12 run, he’s a lovely horse with just my sort of pedigree that has schooled well but tomorrow is very much a sighting shot to see where we are with him and whatever happens he will improve for the run.
Jet Master runs in the 3.25 carrying the welter weight of 12st 2lb, that’s a big ask and 2m on good ground will be on the sharp side for him but he’s in great fettle and despite that weight is potentially still well handicapped, tomorrow’s race qualifies him for the Northern Lights Series Final at Carlisle in early December so fingers crossed, Lucy rides and 13 run.
Finally in the 5.15 we run Andhaar; he seems in good heart and Grant rides and 11 run, his last win was in this race two years ago, he carried top weight that day and has bottom weight tomorrow so surely he has a little chance if he can find a semblance of his old form in a race that lacks depth?
Hope so, then on to Aintree on Sunday where we run Landecker in the 1.15, historically he’s done better in smaller field races but this is an open sort of race for a decent prize on nice ground at a track that should suit him so it has to be worth a go, Grant rides and 16 run, after that we will be off to Ayr on Monday where we hope to have 3 or 4 runners.
An excellent run from Calivingy at Carlisle yesterday, beaten a length into 2nd on ground that didn’t really suit him so hopefully a good season ahead.