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

A coolish morning

Thursday, 19 August 2010



Cornish Beau (Ashley) and Akula (Butch)

''Some of us are like wheelbarrows - only useful when pushed and very easily upset.''

- Jack Herbert



Kinsya (Steve S-E)

A coolish morning but no rain overnight and the grass has firmed up, especially on the Bury side of town. Another general cantering morning with horses going off to varying parts of the country and we are taking a new mare up to Garrowby today along with Dazinsky who runs at York on Friday.


Marvo (Dan), Omokoroa (Colin) and Theola (Nicki)

Neither horse troubled the judge last night at Folkestone. Watch Chain could never get into a good rhythm and Locum could never get involved in a race that turned in to a sprint. Today we have already decided not to run Smokey, as the ground has dried up again from yesterday and York has had no overnight rain. The new drainage system on the Knavesmire is working so well it has got to be raining for the ground to turn on the softer side and the jockeys don't seem to have a clue where the best ground is. It seems to be a modern fact now that when these course are re-done the whole structure of the grass and course changes - I can never quite understand why they have to meddle. We run Brushing in the Galtres at 4.05 pm, where I have thrown her a bit in the deep end in the chase for some black type - let's hope she can repay us. 


Astroleo (Wajid), Astromoon (Michelle) and No Rules (Iain)

Yesterday's tipping competition started with a very dull thud with Phil and I producing no winners whatsoever but, hopefully, we can change that today. Our selections are as follows: 

1.45 pm: Diamond Geezer - MHT, Wootton Bassett - Phil

2.15 pm: Queen of Spain - MHT, Maqaasid - Phil

2.50 pm: Proponent - MHT, Noble Citizen - Phil

3.25 pm: Midday - MHT, Sariska - Phil

4.05 pm: Brushing - MHT (Zarebiya each-way), Zarebiya - Phil (Brushing each-way)

4.40 pm: Addictive Dream - MHT, Beat Baby - Phil



Ted Spread enjoying a pick of grass after his first canter since his run in the Great Voltigeur



Heading home across the Moulton road