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It is a clear, bright, cold morning

Saturday, 16 October 2010

 

16-10-13

Watch Chain (Butch) and Omokoroa (Colin)

"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded."

- Maya Angelou

16-10-15

Izzet (Ashley), Dictate (Zeeshan) and Colzium (Dan)

It is a clear, bright, cold morning here in Newmarket, in fact, it is the first really cold morning we have had; so it is two coats and nearly cold enough for my waterproofs but not quite! We were on Long Hill grass this morning first lot and it was in great order, everything moved well and all the lads were in good humour.

16-10-20

Astroleo (Alex), Five Hearts (Nikki) and Cotton Grass (Maria)

Cornish Quest ran quite well again at Brighton to be fourth and I think he is going to stay well next year. He will now be cut and given a holiday at Garrowby. Old Boy Ted is remarkably backward and has kept growing all year. He will make up into a lovely, staying three year old and I think I will follow the same lines as above; saying that, it was an interesting thing yesterday and I have never known it before, so I will be asking Jimmy Quinn about it, as I did not have time yesterday. He came back with a great big chunk of grass in his mouth and was coughing badly, so whether the stalls handler had given it to him to entice him into the stalls or whether he had just caught a flying kickback, I don't know. Anyway, it certainly did not do him any good, as he would have been unable to breathe for most of the race, which must have been a funny experience for him.

16-10-32

Astrodonna (Dan) and Miss Wendy (Little Abby)

Today, we have two runners at Newmarket. Dazinski, who runs in the Cesarewitch at 3.40 pm, is my sole runner now after the defections of the two fillies mid-week. He is in great order and his form at Ripon in the spring stands up well so, although he was disappointing last time and my first impression was that he did not stay, I think we will ride him slightly differently today and if the ground is not too soft he could run well. Let's hope so, as it is one of the ambitions of Beryl and Conrad Lockey to have a winner at Newmarket; you would never have believed that, as I have trained them so many winners but never one at Newmarket - it would be a good day to put that record straight. We run Brushing in the Pride Stakes at 4.40 pm, who has been a model of consistency and I am sure she will run well again today.

16-10-37

Akula leads second lot up Long Hill grass

A great day's racing today at Newmarket and a very sad one, in that it is the last Champions Stakes to be run here. I can't see it being a great success at Ascot but that is all for the future, we must just enjoy today with one of the most exciting Dewhursts I can remember. We were just saying in the office how amazing horse racing is, as every year a new superstar appears and you soon forget the old ones. It is not long since See The Stars but we are now starting to hail a new superstar and there is a choice of three today. It wouldn't surprise me if the Irish horse ran very well but what a fantastic race to watch.

16010-25

Akula (Ashley)

Back to the premiership today and Phil is starting to get worried about his delicate Arsenal players, who have got to welcome the 'bruisers' from Birmingham. I can see Arsenal running rings around them and winning 4-0. The Owls have got an exotic journey and a pretty long one if they have travelled today to Yeovil - how sad is that. I hope the players have all clubbed together to go first class on the train.