So, another Perth season comes to an end and the roar that went up as “AP” drove the winner clear in the concluding bumper was worthy of any racecourse anywhere, a fitting finale.  Despite no joy with our runner yesterday it was an excellent day’s racing that I thoroughly enjoyed on a number of levels, most particularly the presentation to Sam Morshead for what he has done for the course over the last 25 years, remarkable and God willing lots more to come, including more fixtures, 16 I think penciled in for next year – my resolution is to have more horses to run there next summer, do let me know if you would be interested in being involved!

The Paddy Premium pulls up, ears pricked, for the final time yesterday at Perth.  A grand servant he will now be a lead horse here, teaching the youngsters to gallop and jump (equine & human!) "AP" looks on..

The Paddy Premium pulls up, ears pricked, for the final time yesterday at Perth. A grand servant he will now be a lead horse here, teaching the youngsters to gallop and jump (equine & human!) “AP” looks on..

Good schooling morning here yesterday – Frankie’s Promise schooling well over hurdles, Little Glenshee, Milano Magic, Jetmaster, Daasij and Capital Venture showing plenty of promise over the baby fences. Routine work this morning in overcast conditions.  Been fairly frantic over the last few weeks so looking forward to a quieter weekend, maybe some time to forage, field mushrooms and brambles in great abundance on the farm and in danger of going to waste.  On Sunday Lucy rides Compton Heights in the 5.15 at Musselburgh, we have Northern Acres entered on the flat at Newcastle on Wednesday and then it will be Hexham on Friday and Kelso on “Arc” day, good to firm at both now so will need a decent drop of rain which looks a little unlikely.