Velvet Vista runs at 5.45 followed by Astrojewel in the 8.45 ...

Still no rain and the wind has started to get up

Monday, 26 July 2010



Ted Spread emerges over the brow of Long Hill

''Talking much is a sign of vanity, for the one who is lavish with words is cheap in deeds.'' 

 - Sir Walter Raleigh



Captain Clint (Zezhavz) and Smokey Oakey (Butch)

Still no rain and the wind has just started to get up but the forecast is for very little rain again, so it looks like another very easy week, unless we get a hurricane or a tornado coming over from the Caribbean. It is so frustrating and, as everyone knows, is driving me to distraction but I can assure you it is a complete waste of time running horses on ground that they do not like.


Zenarinda (Nicki)

One runner today at Yarmouth and I may be running him back a bit quickly but it is one of those races with the Racing Post bonus attached to it, so is very well worth winning. I think Piccarello would be even better on good ground but he seems to handle this faster surface okay and, although there are one or two in here who have shown a bit of promise in good maidens, I still think we have a good chance of running a big race today.


Marvo (Maria) and Astromoon (Wajid)

I was delighted with Dazinski on Saturday and, although the race was not run to suit him, as they went a stop- start gallop, he stayed on really well. He is only four and is making up into a very progressive horse.

Glorious Goodwood to look forward to all week starting tomorrow. Our first runner will be Theola on Wednesday, in the staying handicap. Let us hope they get a bit of rain down there, as you can do with the heavy sea frets you sometimes get and, if I can remember correctly, it absolutely threw it down on the Saturday last year - I would love that to happen again 


Watch Chain (Steve)

A fantastic performance by Harbinger in the King George on Saturday. To win any race by that distance is remarkable but to win a Group 1 like that is remarkable; he has been developing all year and it may have been a case of him going forwards rather than the others going backwards but, it just goes to show, when a horse starts improving how far they can go.