.. for the wicked, and its off to Hexham early in the morning with four runners in the first three races, the ground will be soft. Starting at 12.50 we have Here’s to Harry (Lucy) and Marlee Massie (Brian Harding), 13 run, the former is making his seasonal debut, he was very weak last season and whilst he will continue to strengthen and require more experience I would like to think he will run much better tomorrow. Marlee Massie has been extraordinarily green on his 3 starts to date, I hope the penny might be starting to drop. Then we run Allforthelove in the 1.20, Lucy on board, 8 run, he was also very green on his debut at Kelso a month ago, he has had a lot of schooling since and been to Musselburgh for a racecourse gallop, not really anything else we can do at home so let’s hope we see some improvement.
Finally Wicklow Lad runs in the 1.50, a drop in grade he has to shoulder top weight and would prefer heavy ground but he is in great form and should run well. Yesterday Blackmore was a little out-paced at Musselburgh but stayed on nicely to finish 4th, he will be better suited by 3 miles in time, then Bertie Milan also found things happening a bit quickly but ran well to come 3rd, staying on as well and not beaten far, a stiffer track required for him I think.
After tomorrow next stop will be Newcastle on Thursday…..