We've thrown plenty of darts at the wall over the last couple of weeks but luck has been against us with a couple of seconds and three thirds to show for our efforts. The horses that ran either handled the firm ground or they didn't so it will probably be a case now that we keep a few of the horses off the racecourse until we finally get some rain and better ground.
That's not to say that we don't have some horses that appreciate firmer conditions though as both Limerick Lord and Terri Rules will head to Brighton on Tuesday with conditions in their favour.
Limerick has been a model of consistency this year with three wins on the board and a good few placed efforts to go with it. He always runs well at Brighton and the step up to a mile shouldn't be too much of a problem. He still has the voodoo on him that he has never won on grass though but I don't see why he shouldn't win one on the green stuff eventually.
Terri won at Newcastle last month but hasn't had much luck in two runs since then. She didn't stay six furlongs last time so the drop in trip is ideal and she ran well at the track last year.
Spirit of Sarwan hasn't been very lucky either this season with things not going his way at the races so he'll be hoping for better luck at Newmarket on Friday. He shows plenty of ability at home but slow starts can be his downfall so a fast pace here might bring things into his favour and we have one of the best apprentices, Rossa Ryan, on board.
The week will be rounded up with Carol Bushnell's pair Sir Fred and Highway Robbery at Lingfield on Saturday evening.
Highway Robbery was very green on his debut and should have learnt a lot from the experience. I think he'll find things easier in handicap races over a bit further later in the year but this will be a bit more experience under his belt.
Sir Fred ran a blinder when only just beaten at the track last time and he has been bouncing at home since then. He is only small but tries his heart out and that will always stand him in good stead. He should be winning very soon.