Warm and dry here, very dry now, very bizarre the extremes that 2018 has thrown at us so far. It’s been a lovely spell and alongside the usual summer refurbishments we have number of projects underway to further improve the facilities at Kinneston.
The window is narrow though with some of the winter horses coming back in within the next 10 days to prevent them putting on too much weight. Juggling these projects along with office stuff, upgrading the website etc, attending sales and having a few days off here and there still makes life feel busy though I welcome the usual somewhat frenetic feel on the yard being replaced by a more relaxed and purposeful atmosphere.
We only have five horses in work at present – Benny’s Secret and Final Reminder who both hopefully run at Aintree on Friday, Frankie’s Promise who will go to Perth on 23rd if it rains, Dutch Canyon who may go there if it doesn’t otherwise Perth on 5th July and Titian Boy who if I don’t see any rain in the forecast for Hexham tomorrow will go to the field.
Last week’s runners, well, mostly non-runners, were Koala Keel at Perth who ran well for a long way until the effects of a busy season caught up with her, she was heavily eased late on but thankfully fine when she came off the track, Fly Rory Fly at Hexham who didn’t really let himself down on the ground at all – we identified a little issue afterwards that can hopefully be sorted and Andhaar whose race came a little quick after his win there the previous week. Benny’s Secret, Titian Boy and Craiganboy were all withdrawn on account of the ground.