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Another very foggy morning

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

"People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile."

Lee Mildon.

It's a dark, foggy morning again

Once again we have had fog at first lot, which doesn’t help when it is pitch black as well. The clocks go backwards at the weekend, which should help slightly. There is no wind and the forecast is for much of the same for the rest of the week.  We have been round Southfields this morning on the polytracks and all has gone well so far.


Topalova ran reasonably well yesterday to finish fourth. The ground was very soft, heavy in places and she plugged on up the straight. However, the three in front of her were all older horses and this ground suited them a lot better. I am sure there is a race in her at a minor level over this sort of trip.


The BHA have come up with a new owners registration bundle, which is supposed to make it a lot easier for any new owners to get all their registrations and forms completed without too many problems. At the moment it is a complete nightmare and takes ages and nearly puts off the owners before they have even started. Although this initiative is welcomed, it could have been ten times better and is still very cumbersome and time consuming. There seems to be a lot of these initiatives at the moment from many individual units. I personally don’t think they talk to each other or actually understand how it happens in a trainer's office, or in fact any business premises.