A super run from Blooriedotcom to be second in the two mile handicap hurdle at Musselburgh, just lacking a little fluency at a few hurdles but again staying on at the finish in a determined fashion.
Our other two runners also ran with credit; Gemologist showed that the wind operation has had a good effect as she galloped to the line, while Vino's Choice contained his enthusiasm enough to also stay on at the end; he will come on plenty for this run and should be very competitive next time.
At Sandown, Grand Morning galloped through the heavy ground but still hurdles like a chaser and lost valuable time doing so. He will be schooled again over fences and we will see whether he returns to chasing or not.
Four at Musselburgh tomorrow, two in the three mile chase; Exit To Where is running consistently and if he can get into a nice rhythm he should run well, while Dr Hooves takes a big step up in trip on his second chase start but has run well around here in the past and will be fine on the ground.
In the Pertemps qualifier we run two: Mighty Thunder has some excellent form this season and a return to that should see him go close, and the unexposed Order Of Thistle; he has a light weight and while he needs to hurdle slicker at this level he arrives here in good form.