A change in the weather today as low pressure sweeps in bringing gales and rain, snow first and frost will be slow to shift but outlook slightly milder for next week so hopefully things will open up a bit on the training and racing front. Horses seem fresh and well, be good to have them back on the grass gallops next week.
Runners this weekend at Carlisle on Sunday assuming the frost is away, we run Tipsy Dara in the 1pm, Lucy rides 9 run, ground is heavy, she seems in great form and shouldn’t be inconvenienced by the drop back in trip, we have a theory that she might be better left handed but let’s see how she goes, Makhzoon (Lucy) is declared for the 3.00 and 5 run, he hasn’t looked a natural over fences but we feel it is worth another try. Standintheband makes his stable debut in the 3.30, he has only been here a month and we don’t know that much about him apart from he appears a decent horse whose previous form is working out nicely, he should go well if he handles the ground. King Brex is declared for the 2.50 at Musselburgh with Kit on board, 5 runners, he only ran on Monday and we will see how he is. Another 4am start for Lucy today as she is riding at Cheltenham, Bene Lad in the 12.45 then Arctic Court in the 1.20 then to Doncaster tomorrow for Zitenka in the 2.10 and De Boitron in the 3.20.