Altered Method runs tonight in the 7.15 ...

We have had a little bit of rain

Friday, 10 September 2010



Ted Spread having a pipe-opener before the St. Leger tomorrow 

''Conscience is the dog that can't bite, but never stops barking.''

- Proverb



Kathleen Frances (Butch) and Dulcie (Nicki) having their pipe-openers before their runs at Goodwood over the weekend

We have had a little bit of rain this morning and it is overcast with a slight breeze. Both first couple of lots have been on Long Hill, either on the canter or the gallop. The most important bit of work this morning was Ted Spread, who did his pipe-opener for tomorrow's St. Leger. He just breezed up Long Hill gallop for 4 1/2 furlongs, so all his work is now done and the preparation has gone very smoothly - let's hope he gets a bit of luck with the ground and in running. 


Second lot heads past the Severals en route to the Heath

I think we were a little bit unlucky with Brushing yesterday, who ran with great credit. She was stopped in her run, when coming to challenge but for that, I think, she would have been in the first four. She will have one more run this year, most probably at Newmarket but is a very exciting prospect for next season.


Jumping off at the bottom of Long Hill

Two runners today, both at Chester, where the ground is good-to-soft and more rain is expected. Barwick runs in the maiden at 2.30 pm; he has been a bit of a lad both times he has run but, hopefully, should have learnt from it and could run into a place today. In the mile and a quarter maiden at 3.40 pm, we run Zenarinda, who will like the ground and the trip but I am not too sure about the track. She has the Stoute horse to beat, from whom she would be receiving nearly a stone in a handicap. 


Munro's Dragon (Abbey) and Astromagick (Nicki)

Headlines in the Racing Post this morning - Harry Findlay v's Nic Coward - it looks handbags at five paces to me! 


Toparichi (Ashley) and Star Commander (Liam)