Friday, 11 February 2011


Twelve Paces (Lucy), Little Glenshee (Amy) and Almost Blue (Jamie) on Lucinda's woodchip this morning.
It has been a dull grey sort of a morning here but also a very productive one and two five year old unraced grey mares worked particularly well, Little Glenshee and Playing Footsie are both at that exciting stage in their careers when each piece of work becomes a revelation as the penny slowly drops with them that they are racehorses.  Playing Footsie worked nicely on the grass with Four Fiddlers and Forcefield (both of whom have shown ability in bumpers) and then later in the morning Little Glenshee did some excellent work at Lucinda's with Twelve Paces and Almost Blue (both multiple winners). Also working nicely here on the grass were Amulree and Minimo whilst the weekend runners just had a short sharp leg & lung stretch. 
Little Glenshee

Weather permitting we will have a busy weekend starting with two runners at Ayr tomorrow; Native Coll runs in the 2.50, Lucy rides and 10 run and Seeking Power runs in his first time visor in the 3.55, Lucy rides again and 7 run.  The ground is soft and will probably ease further as rain is expected, I would like to think both horses will run well.  Plans for the Lanark point-to-point will remain flexible but it looks likely that Jamie will ride Noir et Vert in the Mens Open, and Kit will ride Skipping Chapel in the Maiden and Commercial Express in the Northern Area race.  Lucy is riding for another stable and is also booked to ride for Wilf Storey at Catterick on Monday.
Mrs A and I will be away with the two younger children which is certainly going to test our powers of delegation and will no doubt provide a bumper few days for Vodafone.  No doubt we will be fretful and distracted but it on't be necessary as I have absolute confidence in the team here....

Playing Footsie

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