Much colder today, a slight frost, first morning it’s actually felt like winter but all-weather in good shape and plenty of horses working hard and OK on the grass for a couple to work down there 3rd lot.   Both runners placed at Sedgefield yesterday, better than the usual sort of “P”‘s we come home with from there, delighted with Always Tipsy’s 3rd on ground that was much too tacky for him, not so sure about Dutch Canyon’s 4th, he is still very green, think he needs more racing.

Titian Boy (Liam) cools off after first lot this morning

Titian Boy (Liam) cools off after first lot this morning

No runners now until Saturday when we have entries at Aintree and Wetherby and then Sunday when we have plenty of entries at Kelso so hopefully a good few runners.  The catalogue for the sale at Cheltenham next Friday is out now and includes the two horses that I picked out at the point-to-point in Cork last week, including this cracking grey horse, be delighted to go down if anyone would like to join me!

Sorry - I know I've put this up beofre but delighted to see he is in the sale next week...

Sorry – I know I’ve put this up before but delighted to see he is in the sale next week…

So, tomorrow the Scottish Government is introducing a new (lower) drink driving limit; this means that it is the last day that I will be able to go the pub and have a pint with my pals and drive home, sad indeed, bad news for publicans but good news for taxi drivers.  Causing a certain amount of debate chez Alexander, most particularly about who is going to drive to the watch night service on Christmas Eve.  Having lots of horses on the place there is an obvious solution so Mrs A’s early Xmas present is going to be one of the below, the question is which of the 50 or so resident equines should we train up?  I’m not sure I want to hear the answer to that one but I understand Mrs G is on her way back from down under to provide driver training..