I was sad to be absent from some highly competitive racing at the Buccleuch point-to-point, a record numner of runners I suspect, I suppose it shows that sport rather than money will always be the driver in National Hunt racing. Dennis Penny kindly sent me some great pictures which give a good feel for the day, I share those below...
Tomorrow at Kelso the ground will be on the soft side of good, we have two runners; Isla Patriot runs in 2.10 for Philippa Gammell, Peter Buchanan is on top and 15 run, he ran a nice little race on his hurdling debut and I hope he can build on this. Playing Footsie runs in the 5.10 for Jeremy and Sarah Billinge, Lucy rides, 15 run; she's a game young mare with a big story to tell, it's her racecourse debut and we will be trying to ensure she enjoys it...
|Whose going to give me a leg up?|
|Kit, Commercial Express and Emma|
|I hate running two in the same race....Diane leads Jamie in on Nor et Vert followed by Kit on Commercial Express|
|Determination - JFA on Noir et Vert|