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

First lot was overcast and raining

Friday, 27 August 2010



First lot arrives over Racecourse Side on a wet morning


''Success is failure turned inside out-
                                                                            The silver tint of the clouds of doubt-
                                                                            And you may never can tell how close you are,
                                                                            It may be near when it seems afar;
                                                                            So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit.''



Colzium (Colin) and Cornish Quest (Liam Jones)

First lot was overcast and raining, so my rain dance has certainly done the trick this time, as we have had plenty of the wet stuff but I can never get enough of it. Even after the deluge we have had, the 'across the Flat' gallops were in absolutely perfect condition and we took the first lot of workers over there. They included Ted Spread who seems to be in fantastic form and improving at the right time, he moved very smoothly in his work over a mile. We also took some unraced two year olds, who are just starting to get the idea, they included Old Boy Ted, Dictate and Astroverdi; when you mix them up with the ones that have had one run or so they soon start to learn what is required.


Ice Magic (Maria) and Astroverdi (Zezhavz)

Forgotten Army blatantly did not handle the hill at Lingfield and got very unbalanced as they descended; he would benefit from a flatter track and a bit further might help as well. Goodwood very disappointingly called off last night's card, as it looked like No Rules would have had a major chance. I think they were just protecting the ground for the weekend's major races and I only wish they would come out and say so. They have had an inspection this morning and the meeting at the weekend goes ahead!  


Marvo (Iain) and Ted Spread (Darryll Holland) 



Astrolibra (Steve), Dulcie (Michelle) and Theola (Ashley)



Akula (Butch) 


Barwick (Colin) and Toparichi (Ashley)



Cornish Beau (Dan), Piccarello (Maria), Munro's Dragon (Michelle) and Comrade Bond (Holly)