An easy Sunday on the yards getting horses ready for racing at Musselburgh tomorrow and setting the yard for another week.
Yesterday Sutton Manor was running a fabulous race at Haydock, finding the combination of heavy ground, fences, and the long distance pace ideal, and had jumped his way to the front when sadly falling. He is none the worse and his owners, jockey, trainer, and everyone here are excited for his future.
Cantering on the gallops yesterday were the two new horses; Corach Rambler and Ahoy Senor. We have decided to syndicate Corach Rambler into seven shares. As a point to point winner who is by an exciting sire and looks physically ready to do well over staying trips and both hurdles as fences, he should offer plenty of fun and success at a reasonable price. Shares will be £3,000 purchase then £340 per month to cover all training and race fees. Please contact the OFFICE or Lucinda for more details; an ideal Christmas present for someone or to yourself!
We have ten running at Musselburgh tomorrow after Effet Special was made a non runner due to a bruised foot.
Gemologist takes on a field of novice mares and she has plenty of hurdling experience. She loves Musselburgh and can be relied upon to run her race there.
Lucky Flight will be more at home on the right handed track, having jumped right at Hexham. He looks well at home and if he can show his Perth form from the late summer he should be very competitive.
In the two and a half mile handicap hurdle we run two; Celtic Flames has yet to win over hurdles round here though he has won over fences, and he loves this type of race. The Road Home is back over hurdles after being slow at his fences last time and we are looking for a nice confidence boosting run.
Mint Gold carries joint top weight in the two mile handicap chase, and although a novice, he is an improving type and should be fine at the track. He is pictured with Westend Lady. Book Of Invasions needs to enjoy his chasing more; he schools well at home and we are hoping that a return to better ground will suit him.
Two in the two mile handicap hurdle; Vinos Choice who won last time over fences and reverts to hurdles on a five pound lower mark, and Magnum who is trying to recapture last season's form when he was second in a novice hurdle.
Izzy's Champion is a better chaser than hurdler and he is a course and distance winner. This is a hot race though and he will need to improve on this season's hurdles form to win.
Finally, we run Emirat De Cantana who looked happy last time and if he can build on that run he could be close up at the finish.