Oh, sweetest of days……

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Isla Pearl Fisher

nickalexanderThe only tonic for a yard that has been battling with such atrocious conditions for eight weeks is a winner and we were cruelly robbed when Isla Pearl Fisher tipped up at the final fence last week at Ayr, but he made ammends in fine style today when running out the convincing winner of what had looked like a competitive handicap chase.  Although not really suited by the track and not looking the likely winner three out the complexion of the race changed quickly over the last two fences and he won by 5l with another 12l back to the third.  This was a good prize in the current climate and I was thrilled for the owner, Philippa Gammell, Paddy Aspell who was without a winner since he won on this horse in November, and most importantly for my team of dedicated staff who have put up with so much over the last two months.  Despite not having many runners at Musselburgh it has produced some good days for the yard and today ranks among the very best of them.

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Next week we hope to be at Newcastle on Wednesday, Kelso have just announced a replacement fixture for Friday and hopefully the point-to-point season will kick off on Sunday 23rd…..

Nick Alexander

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