Moist tonight, however the frost is away and our season is because of resume tomorrow at Ayr the place the bottom is sweet to mushy. Now we have seven declared runners, beginning with two within the Conditionals Jockeys Handicap Hurdle at 12:30. Sanosuke (Thomas Wilmott) makes his handicap debut, and to be sincere I’m not likely positive what to anticipate in any respect. What I do know is that he’s probably a significantly higher horse over hurdles than he has proven up to now – let’s hope tomorrow sees an enchancment. Atlantic Dancer (Bruce Lynn) received nicely over course and distance in March and will be forgiven her subsequent run. She appears match and nicely and if she will be able to repeat her March efforts she ought to go shut. 9 run.
Beat The Retreat is then our first runner in a Junior Nationwide Hunt Hurdle at 1pm. He was slightly inexperienced on his bumper debut however jumps nicely and will have come on for that. Bruce rides and 6 run.
Then within the Maiden Hurdle at 1:30, we even have 2 runners. Cream Of The West (Henry Brooke) joined the yard two years in the past and has had just a few points since. He confirmed loads of means in his Irish level to level and we hopefully have every thing proper now, however tomorrow will likely be very a lot about getting again on monitor. Eloi Du Puy (Bruce) was far too free final time however previous to that had cheap bumper and hurdle kind so if he settles tomorrow he should run a lot better. 14 run.
Half Monitor reverts to hurdles within the 2pm after an unfortunate begin to his chasing profession. He received on this card final yr and seems nicely sufficient handicapped to me, this race is as a lot about restoring our confidence in him as he hasn’t achieved something flawed. Bruce rides and 9 run.
Lastly, we run Warriors Story within the 3:30. The bottom was a bit mushy for him on his chasing debut at Sedgefield and as long as it isn’t too cheesy tomorrow he ought to run nicely. Bruce rides and 10 run.
It’s been a tricky spell on the yard with the climate lately however every thing was put into perspective when my brother Jamie took a heavy fall yesterday. Hesuffered an harm to his hip and had a profitable operation right this moment in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Jamie has been a part of every thing that has occurred right here because it all started, driving out 4 of 5 days every week. He’s a vaulauble sounding board for me concerning each the horses he rides and the Staff usually for whom he’s usually the rock within the storm, I’m going to overlook his enter as will the remainder of the Staff and I’m positive you’ll all be part of us in wishing him the speediest of recoveries.