Velvet Vista runs at 5.45 followed by Astrojewel in the 8.45 ...

Visitors from America

Thursday, 02 June 2011

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.

Lord Byron

02-06-50Mark with his Australian "convict cousin", Dave Hodgson, and his wife Jenny

A very warm night and it's certainly muggy again this morning. We have been cantering on Bury Side with everything, and it was great to show my Australian cousins Newmarket Heath once again. Both Dave and Jenny are very eminent vets who are based in America at the moment. They are related to the original convicts who were transported in 1778, and Jenny's relative, Mr. Watsford, in fact started the first stage coach in Australia. I think the crime for being transported was  stealing a horse in York!

02-06-38Smokey Oakey (Ashley Morgan)

Two runners today, one over the hurdles at Wetherby, Finger Spin in the 5.50, Colin Bolger rides . She is fit and well, this is a drop in grade and she must have a live chance if jumping well. Imjin River runs tonight at Sandown in the 6.30, a 5 furlong handicap up the hill. Ashley Morgan takes 5lbs. off his back, he is drawn well and I would expect him to be doing his best work at the finish. He has all sorts of problems but we've had a good run with him of late and this should put him absolutely spot on. I would not want to see him coming up the outside though.

02-06-46Old Boy Ted (Ruth) and Ron (Wajid)

02-06-01Dictate (Butch)

I should hope that we get the Tote discision today, but I wouldn't hold your breath, as this saga has gone on longer than Coronation Street. It will be very interesting to see what actually does happen and how it all unfolds in the future. I just hope another great chance to help the industry's finances has not been given away.

02-06-28Mark watching the string after cantering

02-06-42Cornish Beau (Nikki) and Star Commander (Lee)

Epsom starts tomorrow with two days of brilliant racing and if you would like to have a bit of fun , why not join our Fantasy Epsom Super League, which you can find at www. - our Super League name is Flint Cottage League and our Super League pin number is 8000007 - it's all a bit of fun and why not e-mail details to others and make it more competitive. You never know you may beat Phil and I!
02-06-62                  02-06-58

Marvo (Hannah) & Battery Power (Lauren)                             Astromoon (Abbi)


Izzet enjoys a relaxing swim after his run on Tuesday

We thought you might like to see some of the yearlings up at Garrowby.

Astromancer_y        Cushat_Law_y

                Manduro ex Astromancer                                      Shirocco ex Cushat Law                

Laheen_y      Missouri_y

             Elusive City ex Laheen                                              Namid ex Missouri                                    

Nutmeg_y     Sosumi_y

                 Rail Link ex Nutmeg                                                             Haafd ex Sosumi 

Topatori_y   Beat Hollow ex Topatori

Trew_Class_y     Twelfth_Night_y

                   Halling ex Trew Class                                Motivator ex Twelfth Night