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

Quite a bit of high cloud

Thursday, 09 September 2010



Red Barcelona (Ashley) and Miss Wendy (Mattie Bachelor)


''Anger is a stone cast into a wasp's nest.''

- Proverb


Akula (Colin Bolger) and Astroleo (Liam)

Quite a bit of high cloud but a very heavy dew and the grass was having a good soak of it first thing; you definitely needed wellies first two lots. I can remember once an old groundsman telling me it was God's way of giving the earth a drink, if only the modern day ones would realize it. Sometimes they are out cutting the grass before it has chance to get some moisture.
We schooled several horses this morning with Colin and Mattie both coming up from near Brighton to be at the Links for 7.15 - that is what I like keenness and they deserve any success they get. Everything jumped well and there are several ready to have an outing soon. 


Power of Dreams (Ashley)

The ground yesterday at Doncaster was the complete opposite to what the clerk of the course had told us and the times of the races showed this. There were three races run faster than standard and all the others were only fractionally the other side. It will suit our runner today but certainly not Ted on Saturday, so we need it to rain on Friday - let's hope for once the forecasters are right. Our runner today is Brushing, who runs in the Park Hill Stakes Gp.2 at 3.45 pm. She has been a revelation this year and has improved with each run, whether she will stay or not is the big question but if she does she must have a squeak today.


Astrodonna (Mattie Bachelor)

We were delighted with No Rules at Uttoxeter yesterday, as he is still really a novice and, very similarly to Astrolibra on Sunday, they just ran into a good one on the day. They are both talented and genuine, jump well and will jump fences one day, which could improve them both again.
'The Ec' blew up before the horse yesterday but the whole race raised plenty of money for the charity and I know everybody taking part certainly enjoyed it. There were one or two trainers with longer arms after carrying all the lead to the saddling boxes - mind you, there were one or two also with just bits of paper with which to saddle the horse.   


Marvo (Colin Bolger) and Finger Spin (Liam)



Second lot heads up the Warren Hill Polytrack



Dazinski (Nicki) and Barwick (Ashley)