Cold and damp but snow and frost away so can’t complain and a productive morning with horses working here on the all-weather and riverbank and on Lucinda’s woodchip.  As with yesterday Susan Bradburne brought a couple of her’s along and it was interesting to see them working with ours. Bade a sad farewell to my faithful old lorry of the last 10 years, Mrs A finds it bizarre that this appears to be some sort of an emotional event for me but there we go; excited about the new lorry’s maiden voyage tomorrow though, Carlisle beckons where we run Isla Pearl Fisher in the 3.55 – 6 run, Lucy rides and the ground should be good.  He won nicely last time and whilst I hope he will run well again this is a step up in class.  We also run Almost Blue at the Morpeth p2p with Jamie on board, he also won last time and also won this race last year in a famous Uncle vs Nephew battle, he seems in fine fettle and should appreciate the conditions.  

If we survive all of that we will be back down the M74 on Monday to the Cumberland Farmers p2p at Dalston where we hope to run Native Coll, Flaming Thistle and Northern Flame, a busy Easter but I can’t think of a better way to spend it.  Not as busy as Lucy’s though, apart from Isla Pearl Fisher tomorrow she rides Raggios Boy (2.15), Rich Lord (2.50), Cantrell (3.25), Farm Pixie (4.30) and Le Roi Rouge (5.05), that’s six in a row, then she heads to Towcester on Sunday and Fakenham on Monday, let’s hope TomTom is working!