A bit of a nearly day at Newcastle; Celtic flames ran a solid race to be fifth but would have been happier with coming from behind in a quicker run race. he is running consistently though and may be back over fences soon.
Looks Like Murt was running a fine race until stumbling and falling at the last in the back straight. A youngster with plenty of ability and enthusiasm he lacks racing experience but could be very useful once he becomes more streetwise.
OrionInverness looked flat through his race and this was another below par run. We have a few options going forward and should be able to get him back to himself in the next month or so.
A quiet day for the yard today although we have two dozen horses ridden, and plenty of turnout for the others. We often use our carpet gallop on a Sunday and are delighted with the new Carpita Fibre surface from Roade Fibres. They have installed many gallops and you can read more about them HERE
Jaimie was in to sort out the racing kit, and she will be on her way to Ayr in the morning with three horses. We start with the admirable filly Aurora Thunder who has really enjoyed her hurdling this season, and showed a fabulous competitive attitude in each race. A small but competitive field faces her tomorrow and her favoured soft ground.
Emissaire won his bumper here two years ago, but he has been rather on edge to train since then. He loves his jumping though and I think that he will run a good race tomorrow with ground conditions to suit him.
Our third runner Dr Hooves was taken out of Musselburgh on Friday due to the quicker ground and he will be happy on tomorrow's going. He makes his chase debut but is another who loves his jumping and he has always looked as if this will be his game.