Grey and cold but no better way to banish the blues on a February Monday than head to Musselburgh where they have an excellent 7 race card of competitive racing, it might feel a little bit like the after party from the fantastic day’s racing there yesterday but it should be good fun.  We have three runners on ground that will be on the soft side and no doubt rather loose.  Secret Act (Lucy) goes in the 1.00, 11 run, he couldn’t handle the heavy ground on his debut at Kelso in November and he will ultimately want 3 miles on a galloping track so today is really just about seeing where we are and restoring his (and our!) confidence. 12341038_905110672877100_7445578133506839467_n In the 1.30 we run More Madness (Kit), 10 run, runner up at Ayr last time I have serious reservations about his ability to be as effective on faster ground at a sharp track but the race ticks every other box so it is worth a go.  Finally in the 3.30 we run Celestino (Lucy), 10 run again, we think we have pinpointed a few issues that caused his disappointing performances before Christmas so are very much hoping for an improved performance today in an ordinary race, we will see. fq478kZahDUoBa4hECj4NDRG8jYG7dpDNXek2bR8tb8 As with their New Year fixture Musselburgh had a tremendous buzz about it yesterday despite the awful weather and it was good to be there even if our horses didn’t shine, it was hard to know whether we learnt much from Calivigny’s run but we will try to have him back at Ayr next time where he was running so well in the autumn, Isla Pearl Fisher was a little rusty and found everything happening a bit fast for him, he also will be back on a more galloping track next time.  On the other hand a very solid effort down at Wetherby on Saturday from Another Mattie who finished 2nd off a career high mark stepped up in class, very pleased with him.  Less so the Scottish rugby team who failed to sparkle but a magnificent day of excess nevertheless, good fun and was still back in the driving seat at 7am on Sunday, not quite sure how!