We run Skipping Chapel in the 1.10 at Musselburgh today, 13 run, the ground is on the soft side of good and Paddy Aspell rides. He hasn't run for nearly a year but seems fit and well. When he last ran he was suffering from paralysis of the larynx which didn't help much; we subsequently operated on this and from what he has done at home the operation appears to have been successful, we won't really know until the last furlong of a race though and he is effectively having his first run over fences. Despite these two fairly major caveats I am hoping that he can put up a good show as he showed plenty of promise in his younger days, if the operation has been successful he is well handicapped and he should handle the track and ground.
On Sunday we hope to run Miss Colima at Carlisle, Contendo will miss Newcastle tomorrow and go to Ayr on Wednesday.