Tuesday, 1 March 2011


Another fine day, worked 7 on the grass (Saturday's potential runners and those planned to go away to work on Friday), all went nicely but Northern Flame particularly caught the eye, he is a horse I have always thought the world of and he is scheduled to make his handicap debut on Saturday, I am nervous that he lacks the experience to run in an open handicap already but other conditions should suit and he is ready to run again, will assess the opposition. 
Northern Flame
Tynedale point-to-point has been rescheduled to Saturday, clashes with the Hunter Chase at Kelso and will take away runners from what already look like being thin fields at the Alnwick fixture on Sunday, they are also now allowed to keep all the entry fees.............grrr.
Mrs A's big day looms so a quick trip to Perth required, struck by the recessionary feel, far too much vacant property on the High St, not many people about and those that are look like they haven't got much to do, they either look miserable or a bit drunk, few people seem to have much purpose - a bit grim really.  Back for evening feeds when called out to tackle some poachers with lurchers chasing my much loved brown hares, usual excuses, they look a bit like they could have been in Perth earlier in the afternoon - much more animated though... 

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