Horrible today – sleet and freezing rain blowing in on a strong Easterly wind, again… forecast is rubbish and no sign of spring – disappointing but a drier spell has allowed us full use of all the facilities and the horses are doing plenty of work. A sparse spell fixture wise on the racing front but at least we have Carlisle tomorrow where I am looking forward to having four runners on what will be an educational sort of day for them all, should be nice good to soft ground.
Koala Keel (Kit) pointing earlier this season, photo courtesy of Alan Raeburn
We start with Koala Keel making her stable debut in the 1.40, having been 2nd in a point-to-point bumper at Exeter a year ago she’s been running well enough in maiden point-to-points this winter, she stays well and is a neat and quick hurdler, Grant rides and 9 run.
Always Tipsy (Kit)
Then in the 2nd race at 2.15 Always Tipsy makes his reappearance for the yard after a highly successful spell point-to-pointing, he has limited experience over fences so we are starting him back in a straight novice prior to going handicapping over further in due course, he stays and jumps well, Grant rides and 8 run in a race with plenty of depth.
Figs Pride (Grant)
Finally we have two runners in the mares bumper at 5.10, Figs Pride (Grant) and Sueno Toms (Stephen Mulqueen) both of whom have done well physically since they last ran a couple of months ago, tomorrow is all about furthering their education but if they handle this somewhat idiosyncratic track they should still run well, 11 run.
Left Back (Crawford) at Overton last week, photo courtesy of Dennis Penny
A great fun day at an exceptionally well run Lanark point-to-point last weekend with a huge crowd and lots of runners in every race, our results were a little mixed – U U P 4 3 2 – so no winners but particularly pleasing runs from Left Back to be 2nd and Rossini’s Dancer to be a good 4th.