Réveillez-Alexander, un peu trop de l’absinthe, hier je pense – back to the real world today and a busy morning with Buffalo Ballet, Four Fiddlers and Commercial Express working well at Lucinda’s and Almost Blue, Seeking Power and Little Glenshee working on the grass here.  Tipsy Dara and Papamoa had a pre race stretch here on the grass as well having schooled nicely yesterday. 

Papamoa last time at Newcastle

Tomorrow at Newcastle Papamoa runs in the 1.15 for the Papamoans partnership, 9 run, the ground is soft and Lucy rides.  Not an especially sensible move handicapping wise as he is wrong at the weights with a few of these but he needs to build his confidence jumping wise and a drop back to novice company from a 0-135 handicap last time should help in this regard.  In the 3.45 Tipsy Dara makes her stable debut for Mark Fleming, again 9 run and Lucy rides.  This is also her debut over fences and I hope I am not asking too much by starting her off in a handicap, she has jumped well at home and whilst she will improve for the run and a longer trip I expect her to put up a bold display.  Lucy also rides Kings Chorister in the 2.15 and Pyjama Game in the 3.15.  Today at Musselburgh she rides Misty Cloud in the 1.40, Stuff of Dreams in the 2.10, Baher in the 3.10 and Red Tamber in the 3.40