Thursday 19th December, 2019

Off to Wolverhampton this evening to saddle Tulane in the 8.30pm.  Hopefully the step up in trip will suit.

We have declared Mighty Elsa at Uttoxeter tomorrow in the two and a half mile maiden hurdle at 12.35pm.  The ground is heavy and there is a precautionary inspection in the morning, however if racing is on hopefully she will be able to slop through it.

She is a fine big mare by Schiaparelli who has always gone well at home.  She has schooled well and I am sure the experience will do her good and she very much has the make and shape of a chaser who will hopefully reward her owner/breeder’s patience.

It was great to welcome Helen Nixseaman this morning to watch her mare Timetobenefit do some work on the gallops.  ‘Tipsy’ has always shown promise but has suffered recently from a corn on her foot.  With the right conditions I am sure she will be competitive and hopefully it won’t be long before she is out on the track.