Glorious spring day, warm and sunny, bizarre, 8mm water applied to Kelso should result in perfect ground, quiet here with a few having a gentle canter but most having a decent hack out in the spring sunshine after working yesterday.  Hoping to have a couple of runners at Kelso then lots at Carlisle and Ayr next week, horses seem well, two new arrivals this morning, Mersey from the Alners in Dorset to go pointing for Jamie and Balwylo from the Haslams in Middleham to see if a change of scene can enable him to find some form, we’ll do our best.  Lucy back very late from Southwell last night and off before light to ride out for Jim Goldie, I can hear her packing her car again now after a couple of hours at home, she is heading to Doncaster for one ride tomorrow, Invent in the claiming hurdle at 2.30, five hours each way, it’s first run over obstacles, almost every jockey will travel anywhere for one ride on the basis that you never know what it might lead to…..