Saturday, 25 February 2012
Another fair day and the grass gallops are in perfect condition, we use gallop markers to define where the horses work, by doing this we rotate the ground and repair as well as we can with a grass harrow once we move off it, as a result today's ground had not been used since late September. Quickening up nicely first lot were Four Fiddlers, Buffalo Ballet, Academy and Amulree. Others will have a gentler spin on it to freshen them up after a lot of work on the all-weather this week.
No runners today but tomorrow we send Flaming Thistle and Almost Blue to the p2p at Alnwick, Lucy is at Newcastle today and has three good rides, Lord Villez in the 2.20, Negus de Beaumont in the Eider Chase at 3.25 (Ch 4) and Big Water in the 5.10.