If we line up at Kelso on Wednesday over 3m 2f this will be our tenth run of the season. The schooling has gone ok if not spectacular as Barney tends to be a bit deliberate at his fences taking a good look at them and he also lands a bit steep on his front legs.
The Kelso track is likely to be on the sharp side for our horse and the ground on the quick side, however at this stage of the season we don’t have many alternatives.
It may well be the case that the horse tells us on Wednesday that he has had enough and needs a few months out at grass to recharge the batteries.
A clear round would be great providing Barney with some valuable fence jumping experience to build on in October.
As long as both the horse and jockey come home safe and sound then we will have had some great fun at the races and plenty placed efforts through the season to look back on.