Mild and blowy down here in Henley-on-Thames where I find myself “blogging” this morning, blustery at home as well but yesterday first morning no torch required to take dogs out so spring must be coming.  Two runners today at Carlisle where the ground is heavy starting with Massini’s Lady in the 2.35, Brian Harding rides and 10 run.  This is her chasing debut so clear round always the main objective but she has schooled well and should improve for fences, will need further in time but 2m 5f round Carlisle on this ground should be an ideal starting point.  Then Kit rides Wicklow Lad in the Hunter Chase at 4.55, he’ll love the ground and has been in grand form since his good run at Kelso, may struggle to beat the favourite though.