A bright sunny morning which goes a little way to raising spirits after a rotten day at Kelso yesterday, our first two runners sent off favorites, a lacklustre effort from Milano Magic and then Present Potential broke his leg and had to be euthanased, desperate stuff, but we had to keep going; The Flaming Matron put up a better effort to finish 5th but still jumps too slowly to be as effective as she could be over fences, that may come,  then the two Tipsies ran with promise in the bumper to finish 6th & 7th, only a dozen lengths behind the winner.  Nothing for us at Carlisle this evening though our lorry will be there to pick up the winner of the seller at Worcester last night, Slaney Star, who will hopefully provide his new owners with some fun over the summer, sorting the logistics certainly provided a welcome distraction last night.  Lucy is at Carlisle to ride Dumbarton in the 6.40, Scotswell in the 7.10 and Zuileka in the 7.40.   Kit and Present Potential struck up a great partnership in the relatively brief time the horse was here, from six starts since January they won 3, were 2nd twice and 3rd the other time, the highlight unquestionably being winning the Buccleuch Cup at Kelso last month, there is always a void and however close I think I am to our horses I can never underestimate how close the staff are,  here are some pictures from the good days… 

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Present Potential

Present Potential