After losing Musselburgh to frost today we are all looking forward to racing this weekend.
We had another camera crew in this morning, this time from Bet 365 and they endured the cold temperatures to take footage throughout the day. They are pictured interviewing Scu in the walled garden, with Cheetah not taking much part.
Jaimie and Steve left at lunchtime for Haydock where we have five runners, a mixture of young horses with potential, and much loved handicappers.
Ain't My Fault has been learning about hurdling and given his sound jumping it will not be long before he is chasing. However, before that, I feel that he has the ability to win over hurdles and he is on a workable mark for his first run in a handicap.
One For Arthur is back on the track in the Peter Marsh Chase; having unseated at the third fence on his seasonal debut this should be seen as his first proper run back after his year off. He has done plenty of work and we loved the way that he schooled round Ayr a fortnight ago so we feel that he is ready for this next challenge. No doubt he will improve for the raceday experience and our aim tomorrow is a safe passage round and a race that we can build on.
Vengeur De Guye won nicely at Bangor last time and this is a step up in class for him and his young jockey Thomas Willmott. The softer the ground the better for him.
We then run two in the three mile handicap hurdle. Highland Hunter has won his two novice hurdles and is now stepping up into handicap company. He is another who is best on heavy ground and he will learn a lot tomorrow. Sammy B has lots of ability but has been off the track for over a year. He is a course winner, and it is great to get him back on the track.
Do not forget Ascot; Jamie and Matthew set off this morning with Kelpies Myth who runs in the 2m3f handicap hurdle, stepping up in trip after being outpaced on good ground and over two miles last time. He has been in great form at home this week and while he is a big price I expect him to run a solid race.