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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

All people smile in the same language.

Proverb.

19.07.30

A beautiful start early this morning on the Al Bahathri

A funny old morning, it doesn't know whether to sunshine or pour with rain. It is also on the muggy side which makes deciding each lot to have sheets on or off quite tricky. We have been working some on the Al Bahathri at first lot and they all went well. Even my Italian apprentice understood what was required so my Yorkshire/Italian accent must be working!

19.07.35 Circling after work

We were delighted with Rayvin Black at Yarmouth yesterday under a very considerate ride from Kieren. He won very easily and would do more work at home than he did there. Still a bit green, he was having a good look at the crowd and further improvement will give him a bright future. Five Hearts blatantly failed to stay. She is handicapped now and will be back in trip next time. Asrolibra ran a sound first race of the year and that will have put her spot on for future runs both on the flat and over hurdles.

19.07.47Returning home

It was great to have another Dullingham Park homebred, Rayvin Black, win yesterday. Mystic Meg has always loved his dam Optimistic who was her first horse in training. She won at Yarmouth and York at two and has been producing winners ever since. One or two of them have been very unlucky with one thing and another not to have been black type standard, but hopefully now we can go on and gain some. Rayvin Black is bred on the same lines as Franklins Gardens, who was out of Optimistic's sister and also by Halling. He won the Lingfield Derby Trail and the Yorkshire Cup, and has his first 2 year olds in training this year. We have a full brother to Rayvin Black on the stud and the mare is back in foal to Halling. Mystic Meg is such a great supporter and loves her mares, foals and horses in training. Our home breds have done us proud and with Ted Spread and Brushing, both proper pattern performers, we are starting to see the results of everybody's hard work on the studs.

19.07.60Optimistic with the full brother to Rayvin Black

Five runners today: Two at Musselburgh and one at Yarmouth this afternoon, and then two at Southwell tonight. At Musselburgh, both the horses I ran at Hamilton on Friday run again. The ground is much softer which will suit them both and they have got obvious chances. Astromagick  met a typical Sir Mark Prescott improver last time at Folkestone and shouldn't be too far off today, but has Ed Dunlop's very well bred filly to beat. At Southwell Colzium runs in the first. It is his first time on the sand and we are taking on older horses, but he has been improving with each race and if handling this surface could run well at a massive price. Zenarinda runs in the 7.30 mile and a half maiden. She has had no luck in two runs so far with nowhere to go once and then the ground against her last time. We have the William Haggas horse to beat and she has got to face the kickback, which you never find out until they run.