A heavy first fence fall for Ryalex and Derek made our trip to Carlisle shorter than expected. Ryalex seems to be fine on his return home, but Derek has gone to hospital to be assessed for a wrist injury; he will not ride at Ayr tomorrow.
It was another long day for Jaimie as she had a blow out on the way home, but with feed and water on board for Ryalex it was not as bad a wait as it could have been.
Meanwhile, Vengeur De Guye was heading south with Mark and Steve. Vengeur runs in the two mile chase at Sandown tomorrow, aptly named the 'Six Nation Rugby Handicap Chase' as some of his owners will be at the track on their way to support Scotland in the Calcutta Cup at Twickenham. Vengeur has looked to be coming back to his best form recently and he will love the soft going.
We also have four runners at Ayr tomorrow.
Well Above Par makes his hurdle debut over two miles. He has plenty of stamina and should stay further in time but the minimum trip is fine for his first try. He will be ridden by Stephen Mulqueen.
Vertigo is in the two and a half mile maiden hurdle. He should be fine on the heavy ground and will be ridden by Alexander Thorne.
Alex also rides Deepsand who is back at the track where he won his first hurdle race. He has schooled a lot in the past few weeks and seems in good form.
Finally, we run the mud loving Mumgos Debut with usual jockey Grant; he will be straighter for his two mile chase start last month and the trip should be fine for him.