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Peeps ran a blinder

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

"Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water."

Antoine Rivarol.

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Cantering up Hamilton Hill

It started off quite cold this morning but the temperature has quickly risen and it looks like being  a glorious day. First lot which included most of yesterday's gallopers just did a gentle warm up followed by a steady canter. At second lot we had a few through the stalls. We took some two year olds which will be running in the near future, and Desert River who runs tomorrow at Yarmouth.

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Heavensfield

Peeps ran well last night to finish third, but unfortunately she missed the break and so was never in the right place during the race. Consequently she had to challenge on the outside and was pushed wide on the turn into the straight. She blew for 25 minutes and will come on considerably for the race.

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Desert River

The third article in the going debate in the Racing Post continues today with the experts discussing if confirmation, action and breeding make the difference as to how a horse handles the ground. The old adage that a good horse goes on any type of ground doesn't always hold true, and in fact the last paragraph in the article is by a Newmarket vet who sums it up to my mind correctly when he says, " Really you need to treat each horse as an individual when it comes to how they react to going".

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Peeps in the paddock last night