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A foggy start but the sun is rising

Friday, 02 March 2012

“Inspiration and genius - one and the same.”
Victor Hugo.


Frederick Alfred (Liam)

It is a very misty morning at Newmarket with bands of fog still lying on the low ground. It may hang around most of the morning but as the sun gets up it will start to burn off. We are doing good conditioning canters with the string all morning and I have set off on my way to Doncaster via the stud at Garrowby to have a look at all the horses there, especially the yearlings.


We have two runners today, both at Doncaster. Smokey Oakey runs in the first at two o’clock, the two-mile novice hurdle. There are one or two with form in here and I suspect that Rain Mac is highly thought of but, as we know, Smokey jumps very well, the ground is likely to suit, and he should be thereabouts. In the last we run Ron. He improved from his debut at Huntingdon when he ran at Southwell last time, and I think there will be more to come today. I am sure the track will suit and he shouldn’t be far away if everything goes to plan.


Marsh Dragon (Robbie)

You can see things don’t always go to plan with the headlines on the front of the Racing Post today telling us that Kauto Star took a bad fall while schooling last Friday. These things happen and although he will be having the best of all treatments it can take a while to get over a pulled muscle or deep bruising, especially at his age. Let’s hope he can recover in time to become again top billing at the Cheltenham Festival..


Marvo (Steve) On The Rocks (Abbi)