Thursday, 12 January 2012
Another grand day and off to the woodchip went Four Fiddlers, Commercial Express and Amulree back here more schooling all adding up to a productive week ahead of a (hopefully brief) frosty spell. Tomorrow at Musselburgh we run 2 in the 2.40, Kinneston Racing's Forcefield (Lucy) and Philippa Gammell's Isla Patriot (Peter Buchanan), 9 run and the ground is good. We hope that Forcefield will return to form on the better ground, I think he will also be better going right handed although the track may be a little sharp. Isla Patriot bids to make ammends for unseating Lucy at the first here last time, he ran well enough in a similar contest to this prior to that and I would hope he can step up on that effort, though I think his best trip would be 2m 4f on a stiffer track. Lucy's long day today (another 4am start, expected home 8pm) was eventually rewarded with an excellent shadow of the post win on Big Water for Alan Swinbank, she has two other good rides tomorrow - Red Tamber in the 2.10 and Rossini's Dancer in the 2.40, the Kilmany Cup, won decisively last year by Isla Pearl Fisher, sadly not able to defend his crown as planned but hopefully back on the track next month.