Nadine entered Cricket in a trial March 5th, so we are doing some extra field sessions. We should hear soon whether they got drawn. I told Patti I'd lay track for her if she needs me. If Nadine and Cricket get in, I'll go up to watch, whether I'm there to lay track or not. Of course, if I am laying track, Nadine and Cricket can't run it.
The track we had was fairly simple. The ground was damp and there was a
very light breeze. The track was about 30 minutes old. There was no direction shown on the first leg, we had one acute turn and
we crossed short mowed grass three times. Gimme did well with all
Gimme came in to the start flag on the dark dashed line. She's
found the start direction on her own before, so I wasn't surprised to
see her master it. The brown striped thing is a ditch, which the track
stopped short of.
Probably the most challenging aspect was the acute turn. The three
green arrows show where the ground went uphill, right next to the turn.
Gimme checked toward the uphill slope a number of times.
Naturally I was pleased with her efforts. Then again, I'm always
pleased with her efforts. Which is easy since she's naturally
brilliant. Besides, she is the Empress of the Cosmos, doncha know.