Back down the road to Newcastle yesterday and a so-so sort of day, Seeking Power seems to need four miles these days to be competitve, he plugged on in his own style to finish 5th, Papamoa’s hurdling wasn’t slick enough against decent experienced handicappers but he ran well enough to finish 4th in decent company, staying on strongly at the end.  Back here a useful morning with 15 working on the all-weather in good conditions, forecast is not too bad at all for the time of year so plenty of plans hatched for next week, no runners until Musselburgh on Friday though.

We have started some of the spring horses this week, including Daasij (above) who is back on the horsewalker each day.