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Yesterday was a brilliant day

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

"Men should take their knowledge from the Sun, the Moon and the Stars."

Ralph Waldo Emerson.

What a view to wake up to

It’s another very bright, clear morning, with blue sky and a ground frost. There is no wind and the temperatures are typical of a February morning. There were a lot of photographers about on the heath first thing and I think on days like this, the light is perfect for taking good photos. Our exercise was on the Town Sand and Bury Hills polytrack at first lot and then up Warren Hill poly for the rest. Everybody is in great spirits after yesterday and the mares successful breeder, Richard Farleigh, called in with presents for everybody. My diet for lent didn’t start very well! Richard was so excited, as he should be, as he has always had faith in the mare and is so enthusiastic. She visits Delegator this year.

Mr Turner (Reece) and Medicean ex Astrodonna (Yaz)

We have one runner today, Topamichi runs in 6.10 at Kempton. He ran very well last time at Chelmsford City and has run well at this venue on his only start to date. He is drawn well and I think he should be in the shake up once again.

Equiano ex Amanda Carter (Frankie) leading the way

We had a very good day yesterday, with both the Raceworld horses performing with great credit and the owners who went, had a marvellous day. Comrade Bond ran really well to be third. He was slightly hampered at the furlong pole, which just stopped him being second rather than third. He likes it round Wolverhampton and he is certainly better going left handed. There are more races to be won with him and what a great horse he has been for the syndicate, always giving them something to shout about and a great price e/w. Hold Firm won very nicely and this looks his ideal trip. He is still learning and was quite green once hitting the front, but he can only keep on improving and this homebred gelding will give us plenty more fun. He was the first foal of Four Miracles, who has a Sir Percy filly two-year-old in training and for syndication. We are starting to fill her now and she is a cracking prospect. I can highly recommend her to anybody. You can either buy, or lease a share and the training fees are a monthly payment of £230 all in. Great value.


The string walking back after exercise

Still no movement from the foaling mares, which is surprising as the glorious day we had yesterday, with plenty of sunshine, should have brought them on a bit. It’s a new moon tonight, so we will have to wait and see if my predictions are right. Everybody was thrilled at Dullingham yesterday as Hold Firm gave them another winner and we are really becoming a winner producing unit. There is nothing like winning to give everybody a boost and it’s very well deserved for all the hard work everybody puts in.