Cool, damp and breezy today so I have succumbed to temptation and lit the log burner, high summer supposedly, at least it’s not just Scotland suddering.  Some easy stretches on the all-weather for the weekends runners, a great winner for Lucy late last night on Allanard at Wetherby not home until 2am but easier after a winner.  If they don’t get too much rain we will run Northern Flame in the 3pm at Hexham tomorrow, 12 run, Lucy rides and the ground is soft at present, he will stay at home if it goes any softer. Lucy also rides Ounaben in the 1.50, Wave Power in the 2.25 and Red Kingdom in the 4.40.  Then on Sunday, Perth Gold Cup Day, we run Academy in the “Silver Plate” at 3.40, 12 run, Lucy rides, conditions should be fine, trip might be on the sharp side but I am hoping he can be progressive. Makhzoon then makes his stable debut in the 4.40, it looks like he prefers three miles and this is very competitive but we need to start somewhere, Lucy also rides Freddie Brown in the 2.40 and Zitenka in the big race at 4.10 – let’s hope the weather cheers up………