Stormy today, cold, wet and windy.  Tough conditions forhorses and riders but a successful morning on the AW, the grass and some schooling for Thursday’s Newcastle entries.  Forecast to be quite extreme at Hexham tomorrow where we have one runner; El Fontan, in the 1.20, 6 run and Lucy rides.  He has progressed nicely since his stable debut at Ayr and we have been waiting for this race for him, track and distance should be perfect but not certain he wants the ground as extreme as it is likely to be, especially with top weight but let’s hope he runs well.

El Fontan in the paddock at Ayr

El Fontan in the paddock at Ayr