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2nd April 2022

Minus 4 and dry when driving in.

I just hope it does not feel as cold as it was yesterday.. It felt the coldest day of the winter here.. Wind chill factor!

I have added another weather app to my list in the hope that I might find some rain..

Otto and Mother Pandora were with us for lunch yesterday..Growing quickly..

David Bass and Ciaran Gethings were in to ride out.

Dale Fuller, Amanda Bennett, Tony and John Creasey were here for a morning on the gallops and breakfast as booked through CD Tours.

David Molineux was here to see his KBRS horse Firth Of Gold.

Ernie Gaskin called in to see KBRS horse Milailovich who is due to run later at Chepstow. Sid Nunns was here will Ernie for a first visit to Thorndale

John and Veronica Full were here to see their KBRS horses Blazon, Charming Getaway, Shantou Express and Parc d’Amour and their Real Partnership horses Trelawne and the 4 year old by Telescope out of A Shade Of Bay.

Martyn and Sandra Steer-Fowler were here to see Sandra’s homebreds Trelawne and the 4 year old by Telescope out of A Shade Of Bay.

I can't recall the Scottish Grand National running before the English version before.. I am sure it has but when? Anyway it is the Scottish Grand National today at Ayr.

I will be heading to Wales and Chepstow later to see Mikailovich run the in the lucky last..and tomowrrow I will be heading to Hereford to watch I Spy A Diva and Balleticon run there and for my thoughts on all their chances please click here.

An Irish toast..

Here’s to cheating, stealing, fighting, and drinking.

If you cheat, may you cheat death.

If you steal, may you steal a woman’s heart.

If you fight, may you fight for a brother.

And if you drink, may you drink with me.

Paul Higgs suggested this for jumping practice after yesterdays blog..

To finish.. Happy birthday to one of our top team players.. Alicia Perkins..

 Barry Hills is 85 today.. a truly remarkable man..