Pre Hexham

Four runners head from Arlary to Hexham tomorrow morning, all declared on good, good to soft ground, but judging by the rain that has been falling the going may ease further. 

Miss Batten was an impressive winner of her point to point on good to soft ground and she starts over two and a half miles tomorrow. She has a super attitude and while it is early days we are hoping that she is a quality filly for her owner.

Saint Freule is also a point winner but on heavy ground and he has shown plenty of attitude in his hurdle races. He can be headstrong and Blair has worked hard on him at home so while the trip will be on the short side we are hoping that he is more tractable and relaxed.

Chanceiton has been a star for us this year, giving my father and Cameron lots of racing and he is rarely out of the first three. He is back over fences and up in trip, but as long as it is not heavy ground he should get the marathon distance.

Le Frank is an imposing gelding who we have always thought would be a better chaser than hurdler. He was a little green on his chase debut but has had lots of practice since then and will be fine on the going.

Derek and Scu were in Ireland today looking at a number of horses; they saw a few who have plenty of scope to be high class and we just need to study their form before vetting them.

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