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A windy start but getting milder

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.”

Albert Einstein.

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Second lot returning - lead in by Cotton Grass (Butch)

A much windier morning but the snow has now nearly gone and all we are left with is the wet sticky mess that accumulated underneath it. When this happens you nearly want the snow covering back as it looks much nicer. What we really want now is a dry week to get things back to normal. A good healthy canter up Long Hill polytrack has been the exercise at the first two lots and everything is moving smoothly and continuing to thrive.

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Shomberg , Topamichi,  Star Of Missouri, Frederick Alfred

We have one runner today - Chankillo at Lingfield in the mile and quarter handicap at five o’clock. There are one or two in there that are first-timers in a handicap and they could be dangerous. This  looks like a trappy event. Chankillo’s sister Brushing - another offspring of the mare Seasonal Blossom - stayed well so this step up in trip should help Chankillo. He has improved with each run and should be in the shake up-today. He is always a very happy horse who will continue to improve, especially once we get him on the grass.

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Smokey Oakey, Marsh Dragon, Haafd Filly, Likelikelikelikeit

Our mare Qilin foaled yesterday afternoon. She had a big strong colt foal by Virtual who stands at Cheveley Park. Due to the fact that the mare has a slight problem we have to feed him every 30 minutes by hand for the first 36 hours. This means everybody getting very tired as everything needs to be kept scrupulously clean at all times of day and night. Hopefully he will be back suckling on his mother by tomorrow morning. I would like to praise Angie and all the staff at the stud who do this tremendous work.

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