Monday, 30 July 2012

A step...

... into the unknown tomorrow when we have our first ever runner on the flat, Goldtrek in the 3.55 at Ayr ridden by Lucy, 9 run and the ground is good with good to soft places.  This race is very much an afterthought as we had been hoping to continue her hurdling campaign but she needs good ground and it is too soft at Perth, should be fun though and she needs a run as its quite tricky going into her stable in the mornings at the moment.  Quick transfer then to Perth where Balwyllo runs in the 6.30, Kit rides, 14 run and the ground is good to soft with soft places.  I think this horse is well handicapped but would prefer better ground and further however I walked the track with Kit this afternoon and will hopefully be able to pick the better ground, I just hope the forecast rain stays away on Tuesday night for the sake of Wednesday's fixture.  Having ridden on the flat at Ayr Lucy then rides over hurdles and fences at Perth (not sure how often that has been done before, if ever, let's hope we don't get stuck in traffic!  She rides Lillioftheballet in the 7.35, Pete in the 8.35 and Toshi in the 9.05.  Her confidence should be high after winning the feature race at Stratford yesterday on Magical Legend, a late booking at 25-1, made the long drive worthwhile.
Goldtrek, no hurdles tomorrow, have these colours been seen on the flat before  I wonder?
Here this morning back into work were Four Fiddlers, Papamoa, Little Glenshee, Spinning Away and Tipsy Dara; in from the field were Here's to Harry and Isla Patriot - plenty going on, only problem is new boxes not quite finished so lots of juggling between field and barn, a little riddle for me to work out each day.

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