Monday, 5 March 2012

Frosty Monday

So, frosty today and out early on the rotovator to open things up, fine and dry so no problems and all the horses worked in both schools then up the gallop, more frost tomorrow then turning wet and windy. 
A really special day at Kelso on Saturday, our family day and I was thrilled that Lucy rode two seconds and a winner from her three rides, racking up her fifth win of the season on Red Tanber, I was also extremely pleased that at last the "Memorial Race" trophy stayed local and was won by Lucinda for a syndicate of local owners (she put a nice little bit on her website), this prize has gone South for too long, then in the last Four Fiddlers put in a career best effort to finish 2nd, with Lucy battling McCoy all the way up the straight, great stuff, then on to Edinburgh for the birthday celebrations, a splendid dinner, comfortable night in a hotel, an hour feeding the soul in St Giles Cathedral on Sunday morning followed by a long relaxing lunch - all perfect really.  Some great pictures of the day from thanks to Dennis Penny.........
Lucinda and owner Ronald Barbour recieve trophy (wrong one!) and carrots from Jamie

Kit and Commercial Express, slight improvement on his seasonal debut but something troubling him in the jumping department..

Four Fiddlers is just denied in the last by "AP" riding for "JP"

Four Fiddlers led in by Emma
Busy week with lots of imponderables regarding the ground etc, looks like Ayr on Fri & Sat then p2p at Alnwick on Sunday; probable runners are Little Glenshee, Isla Patriot, Academy, Papamoa, Tipsy Dara and Buffalo Ballet, Almost Blue and Mersey - also entered are Four Fiddlers, Seeking Power Forcefield and Isla Pearl Fisher - all quite confusing for trainer!
Lucy at Newcastle tomorrow for (gulp) 5 rides, see her rides here on her page at the Racing Post

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