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A dampish morning...

Monday, 22 November 2010


First lot walks off Long Hill 

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."





Iain clips the Piccolo ex Sosumi filly while Caroline holds her

A dampish morning but no wind, so it is not cold yet but if you watch every weather forecast, they are all telling us it is going to get very cold this week and may even snow. Everything had a good canter first lot and the yearlings continue to improve, as we increase their work. It never ceases to amaze me how much they enjoy doing things and learning new disciplines.


The Observatory colt ex Seasonal Blossom (Brushing's brother)

Both our runners at the weekend performed well. Akula ran a cracking race under his penalty and I feel he was a bit unlucky, as I think the jockey thought he had it won turning into the straight. If he had just kicked on earlier he would have got the winner off the bridle a bit sooner. You constantly learn how to ride these horses and I am sure we have not seen anywhere near the best of him yet. Miss Wendy was another that was very unlucky, as she travelled like the winner all the way. However, when coming with her challenge up the steep Towcester hill, the one in front of her kept swerving about and everywhere she went it kept getting in her way. Consequently, she could never get up any real momentum but I was delighted with the way she jumped on her debut and I am sure there are races to be won with her.


The Bahamian Bounty colt ex Qilin

Phil and Ian are in deep depression this morning and so they should be, after The Gunners threw away a 2-0 lead to be beaten 2-3 by their greatest rivals, Spurs. They would have been well clear in the premiership this year, if they had taken their chances. The Owls cantered in at Milton Keynes and for once I can crow a bit - I only hope we can keep it up. 


Friday's two warriors, Smokey Oakey and Marvo, out for a walk and a trot