A big change this week with autumn weather bringing strong winds and heavy showers, cooler behind the front and all dried up quickly again.  Two runners declared at Hexham tomorrow on ground that will hopefully be on the soft side of good; McGinty’s Dream in the 2.25, Lucy rides and 8 run, a good little novice hurdle for the time of year and the objective tomorrow will be to get the horse to relax, something that he failed to do last season.

McGinty's Dream at our Owner's Lunch last week, he is much heavier this season...

McGinty’s Dream at our Owner’s Lunch last week, he is much heavier this season…

Then in the 3pm Bertalus makes his debut over fences, a sighting shot really at this time of year as I expect him to come into his own over 3m on a flatter track but he is fit and well and it is time to get the ball rolling.  Lucy also rides King’s Chorister in the 4.45.

Bertalus last week, won both his Irish point-to-points and should make a decent staying chaser this season, 2m 4f tomorrow likely to be on the sharp side

Bertalus last week, won both his Irish point-to-points and should make a decent staying chaser this season, 2m 4f tomorrow likely to be on the sharp side