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Thursday, 10 September 2015

"There is no personal charm as great as the charm of a cheerful temperament."

Henry Van Dyke.


Singing Hinnie

It's another glorious morning and a perfect temperature to work in. A Thursday means good cantering in prepation for some fast work tomorrow. All the horses have been very settled this morning and are eating very well so all we need now is to have some winners.



We have two runners today at Epsom starting with Peeps in the mile and a quarter handicap at 4.25. This is a competitive little contest and looks wide open to me. I'm hoping she will handle the track which as you all know is one of the most up and down courses in the country, plus you have the camber to negotiate. Exactly the same comments are applicable to Blue Bounty who runs in the next race at 5 o'clock the six furlong handicap. I just hope they can both run well.



It was very sad to read of the death of Green Desert at the ripe old age of 32. He was the most marvellous racehorse, he stayed a mile but was quick enough to win the July Cup. In fact that race is a poignant one as the horse he beat that day was Grey Desire who was bred by Angie's father. He has been an unbelievable stallion and his legacy will continue to grow.


Smile That Smile

It was business as usual for Tony McCoy yesterday when he cantered up in the Legends race at Doncaster. He says this is his final race as he was bullied by Jack Berry to come out of retirement this last time. We shall never see the like of him again in the National Hunt ranks.