|Amulree exercises in the snow|
Monday, 24 January 2011
A thoroughly satisfactory start to the point-to-point season, masses of horses from all over Northern England and Scotland produced large competitive fields with an excellent atmosphere; I was happy with all three of our runners, particularly considering they had only had one proper piece of work, Noir et Vert showed plenty of class in the Mens Open until fitness told and Jamie pulled him up quickly 3 out. Skipping Chapel gave Kit a great spin in an 18 runner Maiden going well clear on the second circuit, sadly these early exertions meant he failed to stay the trip and he also pulled up 3 out. Amulree was the star of the show finishing 2nd at long odds in the Restricted race, a most encouraging effort considering how much she should improve.
A mixture of all-weather and grass today with Peter Buchanan coming in to do some schooling this afternoon.