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A damp, very misty morning

Monday, 27 September 2010



Star Commander (Zezhavz) and Astroverdi (Dan)

"Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy."

 - Walt Disney



Watch Chain (Steve) and Old Boy Ted (Colin)

A damp, very misty morning after a Sunday when it never stopped raining. The bands of heavy rain, that came across all day yesterday, have done the ground no end of good. Long Hill was in lovely condition and it should make the racecourse absolutely perfect for the three days of the Cambridgeshire meeting this weekend.


Finger Spin (Abby), Cat Island (Nicki) and Astrolibra Wajid)  

Our runners all ran with credit on Saturday. I was delighted with Akula at Market Rasen, who jumped well throughout and if he had not been hampered at the first one down the farside would have been a lot nearer. Zenarinda was again very unlucky and bumped into one that will be 'listed' class at least. Omokoroa ran his normal,  genuine race and I hope the handicapper will drop him one or two. I may drop him back a couple of furlongs in distance as well. 


Heading up Long Hill into the mist

Two runners today, in fact, our first ever runners at Ffos Las. I think Ian, the travelling head lad, asked a few people, who had been there before, how to get there. It is a very long way and, after my rant about travelling expenses, I hope they earn some money. The ground was the main reason for going all that way and Ian has reported back that it is a fair track and the amenities for the lads and horses are very good. Dazinski runs in the mile and six furlong handicap, as he blatantly did not stay the two miles two furlongs  last time; he will like the ground and I am hopeful. Cornish Beau has hated the ground the last twice and will be at home on this track, so he should put up a good show. 


Walking home on a very foggy morning