A stunning morning this Christmas and a quick efficient team to get the horses worked, exercised, mucked out, brushed off and fed before we could go for our Christmas lunches.
A team of just fifteen came in and the horses who may race in the next week all had a canter around the fields, on the woodchip or carpet gallop while the others had forty five minutes walking or in the field. We do not have any Boxing Day runners but have horses ready for Kelso on the 29th and plenty for the New Year at Musselburgh and Ayr.
On Saturday the horses ran to a level, Well Above Par coming fourth off his higher mark, but jumping boldly as ever, Buddha Scheme finding the holding ground too stiff a task, and Eeyore running well to a point until the combination of an incessant pace and different hurdles were a bit too much.
A very merry Christmas to everyone connected to Lucinda Russell Racing, to the staff, suppliers, owners, jockeys and all supporters, we hope that you have a peaceful and restful day.