A long hack on a fine late September’s morning for the Perth runners, all seem bright and well; an important work morning for the rest and we worked 17 on the grass gallops which were in perfect order, 3 were confined to the all-weather and a couple just had steady canters.

Milano Magic (Dan), Here’s to Harry (Kit), Fleet Fox (Gemma) and Daasij (Gemma

One or two entries for Hexham next Friday, I suppose I should be happy that I don’t have anything for the 3m 0-95 Chase (£2600 total prize fund!) but I feel strangely disappointed, my old hunting ground.  I see there is then a 2m 7f 0-95 at Kelso 2 days later, both races designed for the same horses then nothing similar for a month, another masterful stroke of race planning.  The problem is I doubt either racecourse is aware of each other’s programme – bonkers;  and when Kelso tried to organise a meeting so that everyone could sit down together BHA raceplanning were unable to attend (unable or unwilling?).  Sorry, enough politics, but it is frustrating for those of us at the coal face. Some more pics of the horses warming up this morning……

Issabella Gem (Gemma)

Tipsy Dara (Gemma) and Spinning Away (Dan

Here’s to Harry (Kit)

Academy (Lucy)

Daasij (Emma) strides out