Hard frost here now and “wagons away” was the call when the somewhat inevitable news came through regarding Kelso’s abandonment today, the early decision much appreciated as otherwise the wagons would have been on the road.  The gallop however in good order and 33 having two stiff canters on it this morning.  Very bad luck for Kelso as it looks as though it will be fine to race there tomorrow; not so at Haydock (where there is meant to be racing tomorrow) which looks like being abandoned ahead of schedule this afternoon, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had a flexible and responsive system that would allow Kelso’s fixture to be staged tomorrow – unique situation perhaps but they seem to be able to do this sort of thing in Ireland and I am sure everyone would be delighted to go to Kelso tomorrow rather than lose the fixture completely, can’t really see who would lose out?

The sun rises over first lot  as they come off the gallop at a cold and frosty Kinneston this morning - at least the "all-weather" is living up to it's name, unlike at Southwell

The sun rises over first lot as they come off the gallop at a cold and frosty Kinneston this morning – at least the “all-weather” is living up to it’s name, unlike at Southwell

Bleak

Bleak