Friday, 30 September 2011

A hump with a view (apologies to EM Forster)

We know that the National Hunt season must be resuming in earnest when we head back to Kelso, and they have an excellent 8 race card on Sunday to kick off the season.  We run Sydney Cove for Lisa Ogilvie in the 5pm; he is making his debut for the stable, Lucy rides, 14 run and the ground should be good.  He is a well-bred but head strong sort of horse and the object on Sunday (as it has been for the last month) will be to try to teach him to relax and enjoy his racing, he has a nice handiap mark and if we can sort this out then he should be effective.  Lucy has a three other rides on Sunday; King's Chorister in the 2.05, Stanley Bridge in the 4.25 and Waterski in the 5.30 she will be doing her best to get her first winner as a pro on the board, this afternoon she rides Bunacurry in the 5.25 at Hexham.
Another glorious morning today, I even had to remove some of the horses' rugs when I was feeding them at 6.15 as they were sweating - completely unprecedented for the time of year & something's up with the cattle as well!  Some images from this morning at Kinneston....
A hump with a view.....

Isla Pearl Fisher (Amy) leads first lot up the all-weather
Cooling Down

Heading Home

Four Fiddlers (Emma) heading home from 2nd lot

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