An active Sunday morning with some warming cantering for next weeks runners and a piece of work at Arlary for Grand Morning and Magnum; Grand Morning heads to Sandown next week rather than Kelso tomorrow so we needed to give him a nice bit to prepare him for then.
We have a bumper nine runners at Kelso tomorrow, a couple on the comeback trail and one who loves Kelso.
In the maiden hurdle we have Eeyore a talented ex French mare who will find this easier than her UK debut at Haydock.
Celtic Flame and Timesawaiting both run in the two mile handicap chase; Celtic should enjoy this return to chasing while Times will find the shorter distance more to his liking after not staying two and a half miles at Musselburgh on his chase debut.
The Road Home has been in better form at home recently and we are hopeful that he can run a good race in the two and a half mile novice chase.
The novice hurdle has three LRR runners, Cockle Bay who is back from a huge layoff; he has gone wrong twice just before a race debut and needed a year off each time so can be allowed some rustiness tomorrow. Flutter Down is better than his Hexham run and we leave his hood off tomorrow, while Mr Toastie has schooled very well at home and tries hurdling for the first time.
Bialco is our Kelso lover and while he had a choice of the lower rated three mile hurdle we have opted for this higher rated two and a half mile hurdle. He will be fine if the rain comes and has a sensible weight.
Finally, we run Missy May a light framed filly who was very green at Musselburgh last time; she has come on at home and we are looking for some improvement tomorrow.