Lots of rain in Kinross has resulted in fabulous ground for schooling and work on the grass at Kilduff, and heavy going at Perth.
We have four runners tomorrow at Perth and all were cantered round the fields this morning and had a whizz up the gallops. We also schooled Kelpies Myth, Mumgos Debut, Rivabodiva and Spoils Of War.
We start with the filly Simone, a half-sister to Simonsig who has won a bumper and been placed. She is a super type but we are worried if she will handle the tough conditions tomorrow; her best form is on good ground. However, she needs experience hurdling and she will learn plenty tomorrow.
Next up is Well Above Par who makes his chase debut over the minimum trip. He will likely need further in time, and I am pleased that the ground is heavy for him. We use Blair to take off seven pounds after the weights went up in this small field.
Sky Khan is up against it on heavy, although he did win on the flat at Leicester on the same conditions. He has been looking well at home and his last run suggested that he was back in form.
Finally, Moorstown will enjoy the ground and while the track may be a bit sharp for him, it will be good to get him racing again after time off.