Altered Method runs tonight in the 7.15 ...

Another overcast morning

Wednesday, 15 September 2010



First lot heads up Long Hill canter

''Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.''

 - Jane Austen


Watch Chain (Dan) and Smokey Oakey (Butch) 

Another overcast morning with a really cold wind - it is nearly ready for my waterproofs to come out. Everything has done a nice canter this morning without any problems.


Omokoroa (Colin) and Kathleen Frances (Ashley)

Delighted with yesterday's runners, except for Forgotten Army, who did not handle the ground at all to my surprise. I thought that Ashley gave Astrodonna a very good ride and he has now started to look like a proper jockey. It often takes these boys a year or two to twig but I think he has now got it.


Star Commander (Ashley), Old Boy Ted (Colin) and Munro's Dragon (Holly)

Four runners today, two at Beverley and two at Yarmouth. Starting at Beverley, in the first race at 2.00 pm, we run Battery Power, who ran well showing promise first time out and has improved for the run, so if she handles this different type of track she will run well  today. Comrade Bond runs in the 5 furlong nursery at 3.10 pm but he has not as yet shown us on the course what we know he can do at home. I have fitted him with a pair of blinkers today for the first time and I hope they do the trick. At Yarmouth, Power of dreams runs in the 10 furlong seller at 3.20 pm and he is another with plenty of ability, so if he decides to show it, he could get involved today. Finally, Marvo runs in the mile handicap at 5.00 pm, where he will be suited by the ground and trip and has slipped down the handicap to a winning mark; therefore, although this looks a tricky contest he should get involved today.


The horses arrive at the indoor ride  

I must mention today that the Chairman of the Yorkshire Racing Club, Roy Edwards, was down at Yarmouth yesterday on his annual three day visit, so he and I had our picture taken together in the winners' enclosure after Astrodonna won. It is a marvellous club and anyone based in the north would get a lot of enjoyment from it if they joined - - they also do a lot of fundraising for various charities.


Walking around before having a trot