… and the dangers of GPS demonstrated clearly as Kinneston this morning when “the Precious One” aka Joey, Mrs A’s terrier disappeared.  Regular readers will be well aware that she was stolen twice in 2012, including on New Year’s Day so there was great alarm when she disappeared (briefly!) earlier this morning.


She now wears a GPS tracking device and Garmin on the computer indicated that she was travelling rapidly through Ballingry, Lochgelly and into Cowdenbeath – dog thief country I am sure and it appeared she must be in a van.  On the brink of heading off in hot pursuit Mrs A was somewhat overcome when the little darling appeared trotting up the drive and Kit revealed that the GPS technology wasn’t working properly.  Phew, so we were celebrating already when we sped off slightly late towards Musselburgh where we had an OK sort of day – Makhzoon didn’t really cope with the track and ground and King Brex was sulky from the moment he left home but the other two ran well, Jet Master finishing a gallant 5th in the feature £30k hurdle, he will step up in trip now, and Academy appearing to put his problems behind him and finishing 3rd in the closing race, he is also likely to tackle further next time.

Here’s to Harry

If Ayr survives a 7.30 am inspection we will have four runners there tomorrow, all ridden by Lucy on heavy ground; in the opener at 12.20 we run Here’s to Harry, he seems a bit weak still but is in good heart and should learn plenty from the experience, then in the 1.50 we run Daasij; a course and distance winner earlier in the season I hope he will cope with the heavy ground.


Rossini’s Dancer runs in the 2.50, small field but 5 high quality 2 mile  handicap chasers should go well but its a very tight race.  Finally we run Bertie Milan in the 3.20, he should benefit from the step up in trip but has top weight and I don’t think the going is particularly ideal for him.  Happy New Year everyone……..

Bertie Milan