Sharp frost this morning, -5.5 in the car when I popped out to get the papers just after 8am, at least things will be drying up after a very wet week. Wetherby was abandoned on Friday when our lorry was at Dunbar, Newcastle and Alnwick both off today due to waterlogging – my philosophical attitude to these abandonments now being stretched to the limit as several of our horses have now lost 5 or 6 possible races and have been ready to run for a month.

McGinty’s Dream – one of many of our horses that have now lost multiple opportunities to run

Testing times for their owners as well as the team of staff here who are putting in so much effort to keep the horses fit and ready so I’d love to be racing again soon before any more of the season slips past.  Ayr on Wednesday the next possible fixture for us, frozen waterlogged ground there so we will need luck on our side, thereafter Wetherby, Kelso, Ayr and Ayr 13th – 16th so let’s hope weather settles for those important fixtures.