For those who follow the northern circuit the latest news is that there will be an extra meeting at Newcastle this coming Monday 25th January. Entries are out today and declarations are made as standard on Sunday.
The BHA have also announced an additional fixture in the north on Friday 12th February. From a purely selfish point of view I hope the fixture goes to Musselburgh as it's my local and they've lost 4 fixtures in recent times.
Good news for the Scottish scene is that fancied Champion hurdle contender Zaynar has been lined up for the Morebattle Hurdle at Kelso on February 18th, added some icing to what is normally a decent meeting. The alternative for trainer Nicky Henderson would be a trip to Fontwell for theNational Spirit. Here's hoping the Scottish option comes off.