A fine mild morning, I could almost feel spring round the corner and a big squad of horses exercised, mostly working on the AW but half a dozen schooling over hurdles, we might even get back on the grass gallops next week, we sort of need to to bring forward some of the younger horses.  Happy enough to have resisted the temptations of Haydock today, grueling conditions that would drain the life out of most horses, very much hoping to be at the West Percy point-to-point at Alnwick tomorrow, on the doubt side no doubt and hopefully back down the A1 to Newcastle on Monday.

Royal Chatelier seems in especially good form this sesason

Royal Chatelier seems in especially good form this season

We won’t be going to Wetherby on Tuesday but will have some entries at Doncaster on Friday and possibly Saturday.

Kit and Wicklow Lad built up a good partnership two seasons ago, they are reunited tomorrow in the point-to-point field, perhaps with a change of headgear....

Kit and Wicklow Lad built up a good partnership two seasons ago, they are reunited tomorrow in the point-to-point field, perhaps with a change of headgear….

Here's to Harry - will need the run after two years off.

Here’s to Harry – will need the run after two years off.

Jet Master

Jet Master

Musselburgh on Wednesday produced some exciting racing but Jet Master didn’t fire, perfectly positioned turning for home he didn’t pick up, back to the drawing board with him; happier tough with Dutch Canyon who ran well round a track that didn’t suit to finish 6th. ¬†Some great pics from Dennis Penny.

Dutch Canyon

Dutch Canyon