Arwen then Ayr

It has been a challenging few days here with the impact of Storm Arwen, which left us pretty much cut off. We have had no power, water or phone signal so it’s been a bit of a nightmare! It has taken a fantastic effort from the staff to keep the whole thing going - mucking out by torchlight and filling up the water bowls from the troughs. They have been amazing!


We didn’t run Captain Quint at Newcastle on Saturday because we couldn’t get him out the yard - every single road had a tree across it - which was disappointing because we think he would really have liked the ground the way it ended up.


We took no chances with our Ayr runners, who left on Sunday just to make sure they made it.

EAGLE DE GUYE (1.05) is in great order and while the trip will be on the short side over two and a half miles, he’s working really well at home and on a big galloping track like Ayr the distance might be okay.


LE CHEVAL NOIR (2.45) is similar in the way he's going about things in the mornings, he’s got his conditions with three miles on soft ground. A couple have come out of the race, he’s in great order in his work and we’d like to think he’s got a decent chance.


We have managed to find a hot race for COSMIC OUTLAW (1.40) so it’s going to be a tough task. He’s one we really like at home, he’s gone well since joining us but whether he’s good enough to win today against this opposition we don’t know. We will find out a bit more about him afterwards.


I’d love to tell you my thoughts on how Vintage Glen ran at Doncaster but I’ve still not seen the race because we didn’t have any power from Friday so I haven’t had the chance to watch it yet. It reads well though, so we are happy with that!