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A really sharp frost this morning

Monday, 25 October 2010


Smokey Oakey (Ashley) pulls up at the top of Long Hill on a very frosty morning

"Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours."

 - Dale Carnegie


Astroleo (Zeeshan)

A really sharp frost this morning and, as you can see from the photos, it was hanging on to the ground well. It is a very clear blue sky and, once the sun is up, it will be a lovely day. Any of you that were awake in the middle of the night or got up at the same time as  I did would have seen the brightness of the moon: a real poacher's moon, as you could have  seen what you were doing all night long. I love those times in the morning with a moon like that; if you have never done it or seen it, you have missed something. 


The Iceman colt being long-reined on Rayes lane, en route back to Exeter Ride

Saturday's runners were a bit disappointing, especially Ted Spread and I will have him thoroughly checked over by our vets to see if there is some underlying cause for his poor performance. He has tonnes of natural ability and it was too bad to be true.


The Act One ex Highbrook colt has the roller and pad on for the first time

One runner today, Munro's Dragon in the first at Southwell at 2.20 pm, the mile maiden, where, on form, he should not have much of a chance but one or two of these look vulnerable and I wouldn't be surprised if he got into the frame at a big price.


Having a lunge with the roller on

Phil's cock-a-hoop this morning about Arsenal's easy victory at Man. City yesterday, even though he is full of cold and flu; I just hope he doesn't pass it on to the rest of us. The Owls managed a draw on Saturday, which sounded another dire match but, at least, we are still in the play-off places. 


And, finally, he is long-reined back home