Saturday, 11 February 2012

Balmy Ecosse

Relatively of course but bizarre weather as for once we are frost free and able to work our horses on the grass gallops this morning and school over fences whilst the South freezes. Impossible to resist a little schadenfreude as we watch the Southern trainers deal with conditions more akin to a Scottish winter (3 lots on Redcar beach on Thursday for Lucy) but the other side of the coin is they appear to be filling their wagons with horses with the intent of robbing the hardy northerners of their coveted prize money over the next week. Extra rations are being deployed and our horses are girding their loins in preparation to repel the raiders.... battle commence!  
Little Glenshee (left) leads at Perth in the spring, her seasonal debut this week we hope
And it does at 1.30 this afternoon when Lucy rides Kealigolane for Barry Murtagh at Musselburgh, she also rides Carrietau for him in the 2.35 (Ch 4).  She then heads South for two rides at Southwell tomorrow, we stay nearby and will have up to five runners at the Overton p2p, then we will head to Ayr on Tuesday, perhaps Kelso on Wednesday (take on the Queen's Barber's Shop in the Hunter Chase? I don't think so!)  and Musselburgh on Thursday.  Amongst those working the morning Little Glenshee particularly took the eye, she appears to have improved and will make her seasonal debut at either Ayr on Tuesday or Kelso on Wednesday, there are shares available via Kinneston Racing Syndicates in this attractive and promising mare, astonishing value, brighten up your February and treat yourself (or somebody else for Valentine's Day?)........

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