Tuesday, 18 January 2011

the simple pleasure..

Heading home after 2nd lot
.. of marking out a grass gallop and then working our horses on it has eluded me since late November; it was therefore a delight this morning to be able to work on the grass again and Forcefield, Four Fiddlers, Almost Blue and Buffalo Ballet amongst others all did some fast work.  Most of the others did steadier stuff on the grass and Sunday's intended runners (Amulree, Skipping Chapel and Noir et Vert) all went to work on Lucinda's woodchip which is also back in action after an enforced sabbatical.  Yesterday afternoon Peter Buchanan had been in to jump a few of the youngsters so life really felt almost back to normal - long may it last!
We run Native Coll in the 3.25 at Newcastle tomorrow, Lucy rides, 10 run and the ground will be deep and gluey. He takes on an easy course and distance winner from last week but he seems in particularly good heart and I am hoping for a big run, he fell at Ayr last time but Lucy has schooled him since and he jumped well so here's hoping!
Playing Footsie leads her big sister "Minimo" back down the grass gallop

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