A little rain yesterday should have taken any sting out of the ground at Perth and today we run The Paddy Premium in the 2.10, 8 run, ground will be good and he is 5lb out of the handicap so Jamie Hamilton rides claiming 7lb.

The 13yo veteran The Paddy Premium (Kit) warms up for Perth on the riverbank yesterday

The 13yo veteran The Paddy Premium (Kit) warms up for Perth on the riverbank yesterday

At 13yo The Paddy Premium is definitely a veteran but he runs well round Perth finishing a close 2nd there on his last two starts, he hasn’t quite been getting home in his point-to-points but seems in very good heart and if he still has the speed for two miles could run a big race.  Lucy rides Sergeant Pink in the same race, Laybach in the 3.10, Eliades Run in the 4.10 and Lap of Honour in the 5.10.  Tomorrow we run Academy in the 3.30, I will be absent  as we are travelling to the wedding of an old friend but after finishing 2nd last time I am hoping the step up to 3 miles will eek out a little further improvement, he is in good heart and Lucy rides.  This Perth meeting was abandoned last year, thank goodness this summer is proving rather better and its about to warm up so enjoy….