We are so grateful to Musselburgh for putting on the extra fixture today as we had an excellent day and it is well deserved for the whole team here after a wet and miserable past week.
Misfits, pictured, showed plenty of sparkle in first time cheekpieces to win the three mile chase, nearly run out of it by a staying on Shanroe Street. It is due rewards for the County Set Four and Keith Hunter who own this consistently second placed chaser. I thought that Blair gave him a super ride, not lifting his stick and getting him jumping better than he has in the past. Misfits now aims for the Hexham four mile chase in a couple of weeks. Shanroe looks sure to win again soon after this effort and will be happier over further when stamina is important.
Celtic Flames was confidently ridden by Derek and the combination of track and trip suited as he galloped home to win the two mile chase. Having had a tendon injury twice in the past it is good to see Celtic thriving and wonderful for his loyal owner Willie Scott.
We nearly had a third winner with the strong pulling enthusiastic Vino's Choice who was just nabbed on the line. He has come back from time off looking better than ever and deserves to win next time.
Methodtothemadness ran a better race than last time when second and with her hurdling becoming slicker she will improve again.
The Danish Magnum really pleased us with his debut second place in the maiden hurdle. He has taken time to learn about hurdling but showed all that he had learnt today and was fluent over all but one. He is now for sale and will be a super type for the better ground this spring and summer.
Eleven runners, three winners, six seconds, a third, and a sixth over the past two days; thank you Musselburgh and our owners, staff, and most of all the horses.