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A healthy morning on the grass

Saturday, 16 June 2012

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn”
Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Mystery Star and Rayvin Black

leading first lot up Long Hill grass this morning

It is a very breezy morning and the clouds are flying across the sky, but as yet there have been no downpours and I think we may be lucky today and avoid them. It really poured down yesterday, both here and at York. I went off early to see the horses at Garrowby before going on to the races and they looked absolute pictures. It’s amazing how quickly the yearlings develop. The backward ones start to catch up once the spring grass really starts to grow. If you feed them hard food like we do all the time it helps to develop their bones and muscles.

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My Guardian Angel, Chankillo, Joe The Coat

My Guardian Angel is our runner at Doncaster tomorrow

More information about My Guardian Angel can be found on our syndicate page

Both of our runners at York ran with credit. Smokey Oakey moved smoothly into contention but blatantly failed to stay, which was surprising as I thought he would. I will be reverting back to shorter in the near future and I am sure he is in the form to win another race or two. Battery Power ran another sound race to finish second and she deserves to get her head in-front soon, maybe over a bit farther.

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Astroscarlet (Emillie) with Kathleen Frances (Lauren)

Kathleen Frances also runs tomorrow at Salisbury  - as mentioned below

We have two runners on Sunday, one at Salisbury and one at Doncaster. At Salisbury we run Kathleen Frances in the first at 2:20. She loves this soft ground and ran a sound race last time at Chester. She must be in the shake-up once again. My Guardian Angel is our other runner at Doncaster in the 5:15 – the mile and two furlong classified stakes. He is in good form and I just hope he stays this trip as he would have a good chance if doing so.

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       (L) Barwick and Shomberg jumping off at the bottom of Long Hill grass canter

     (R) Comrade Bond brings up Astromagick

The build-up to Ascot continues and what a week it looks like being. There is a good article in the Racing Post today on Frankie Dettori who will be on top form at his favourite track and don’t rule out him riding some winners there this week, even though the Godolphin team look a bit light on favourites. Phil and I look forward to this week and there are plenty of brains being used at present and thought being put in for our tipping competition.

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Second lot heading away up the grass

NAG - By CLU

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NAG - Winning "by a nose"