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Who will the full team for ITV be?

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

"Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story."

Mason Cooley.

Regal Galaxy

There’s a slight breeze this morning, which certainly helps in this very warm weather. It has been really hot in the office / hut and Ian and Di have had the fan going full blast, but it has still been stifling. After yesterday’s hectic day we have had a straight forward cantering, wash down, pick of grass morning and I couldn’t be more pleased with how they all are. We still have a few on the antibiotic list and one or two are recovering from minor injuries, but the majority look pictures, and although it has been a quiet week this week, we will start to have plenty of runners once again from next week onwards.

Dot Green

I see we have got Francesca Cumani joining the new ITV presentation team in the winter, so there will be two new faces to the team at least. It will be fascinating to see if they do pick up any of the present Channel 4 personnel or, like the new Tory Cabinet, none at all. Sometimes a clean sweep is the best for everyone.

Lost The Moon coming back from the walker

I see Great Britain and Ireland, as well as France and Germany are going to help the other 27 racing authorities who are members of the European and Mediterranean Horseracing Federation, with the development of their racecourse officials, handicappers, clerks of the scales, vets etc. This is all well and good and should benefit some countries, but unless the rules are the same everywhere, it is just a waste of time. If they said that all 27 countries were going to have unified rules then that would be a result, but with very different rule books in every country, I can’t see the point in doing it until that is in place.