We have just the one runner tomorrow at Newcastle, the five year old Dancing Amy who has her second hurdles start for Jimmy Fyffee. She has schooled very competently and while she lacks experience she should give a good account, and a run to build on.
Jimmy is selling on his other filly with us, Rubydoobs. A five year old by Beneficial she has found the winter heavy ground too much but would be great as a summer hurdler. She is sound and fit and is a realistic price, please contact me if you are interested in her.
The weather has been kind to us over the past few days, but a very cold forecast for next week does not bode well for racing. I am always concerned when the BHA kindly send me notification of extra all weather meetings, and new ones on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday make me sceptical of racing over jumps on those days.
We have plenty to occupy us though, and Derek has been busy on our behalf, flying to Ireland on Wednesday to ride a selection of horses who are for sale, including some due to run, and a couple who have run in Irish point to points. Scu and I have our eye on two and will be in Ireland on Sunday to watch them and some others.
Over the past few days we have schooled a good batch of horses in case the ground freezes next week; Run Rocky Run, Emissaire, Gaye Flier, Le Frank, Rising Marienbard, Dr Hooves, Hectre Pourpre, The Banastoir, Blue Baton, Tap Night, Voyage A New York, Make It Happen, Saint Freule, Ceegem, Phoenix and Scales Of Justice.
We were delighted to offer a prize of a morning on the gallops to the Hannah Francis Willberry Wonder Pony Charity silent auction, in aid of the charity which supports research into bone cancer and grants 'Willberry Wishes' to seriously ill people of all ages. See more about the charity HERE or follow this link to the silent auction.