A satisfactory day at Ayr with the youngsters Blooriedotcom and Aurora Thunder coming fourth and fifth over hurdles and Miss Batten showing that she will be more suited to longer distances and fences in time.
I was most impressed by Bloorie and Aurora Thunder as both jumped well for a first time despite a green mistake each. They will be lovely hurdlers with more experience.
We head off to Kelso tomorrow with four chances.
Buddha Scheme will need soft ground so we are hoping that the rain comes early to ease the going. He is a big horse who will be better for a summer holiday, however, like many of our young horses he has lacked opportunities this winter so is still in training in the hope of a monsoon-like spring.
Ain't My Fault will be fine on good or soft ground and he makes his chase debut in a small field novice handicap chase. He can be a little headstrong but I think that the fences will help him to focus and we are looking forward to his career as a novice chaser.
Arizona Bound should like the step up in distance and if he can get into a nice rhythm he could run a big race at generous odds.
Finally, Rapid Raider makes his bumper debut. A lovely big staying type the form of his point to point win has worked out well and although this track may be on the sharp side any soft ground will suit him.