Go to Kempton or Wolverhampton and then you will see what racing is really like ...

At long last, we had a good, heavy storm

Wednesday, 28 July 2010



MHT and Steve Smith-Eccles reminiscing about the big winners they had together  

''The things a man has to have are hope and confidence in himself against odds and sometimes he needs somebody, his pal or his mother or his wife or God, to give him that confidence.''

 - Clark Gable


Astrovenus (Holly), Brushing (Nicki) and Dazinski (Steve)

At long last, we had a good, heavy storm yesterday afternoon It hammered it down for about ten minutes, which certainly dampened the dust and watered the gardens and it may even make the grass grow - it would be lovely to see a bit of green on the Heath. A normal post-work morning canter and a good pick of grass was the order of the day and a good chat with the Reverend Locking, who was his normal cheerful self.


Marvo (Maria) and Cornish Beau (Liam) plus Munro's Dragon (Dan) and Comrade Bond (Liam) 

One runner today in the first at Glorious Goodwood, Theola. She has been the most marvellous, consistent filly and has kept improving, as she has gained experience and was tremendously game last time at Chester when everything was against her. She really stuck her head out for a most exciting victory. She has run well here in the past, so the course holds no demons for her, there will be plenty of pace on today with a couple of genuine front runners, so the race should be run to suit. She has not run over this trip before but has never given me the impression that she would not get it so, basically, I am hopeful of a good run.


Omokoroa (Holly) and Lady Chloe (Colin)


Watch Chain (Steve) and Izzet (Zezhavz)


Second lot basking in the glorious sunshine