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2nd July 2020

Plus 12 and dry when driving in.

Good to be watching jump racing again on Sky Racing yesterday..Proper racing?

We were happy enough with Rhosneigr’s run.. He finished 4th although I had hoped for a place closer.

Good to know though that horse AND jockey were fit.. Well we knew Rhosneigr was going to be after a recent run on the flat, but the jockey, well, we took on trust.. David Bass has been riding out far more often than normal and he has apparently also been seen taking other sorts of exercise to keep his fitness levels up!

It was good to see the trial of owners going racing yesterday and Luke Harvey was good at interviewing those he found.

Racing needs owners on course and although I know they are heavily restricted as to what they can do, go and talk to, but it was a start and one that we all hope will improve as we go along..

My worry is that if the BHA have to cancel next weeks racing at Leicester we will setting a precedent to other courses who might fall in areas where there is a spike in the coronavirus.. Nothing in this life is certain bar the fact that racing should be proud of how they are handling this crisis as we are perhaps the safest of all sports being played out behind closed doors..

Providing the Government and the Health Officials are happy to allow us to race, then we should... Lets face it other sports will take place, like football on Saturday at the Leicester City ground

Thursday is our easy day, well it is for those who worked yesterday.. Today we worked Fubar and Cresswell Legend.

Jonathan Herbert, who has a share in the KBRP horse Dansant Express, used to be the racing correspondent for the Gloucester Echo, and although he is no more, he has kept his eye on our local news and as a result he has sent me this article.

The following questions were set in last year's GED examination.
These are genuine answers (from 16 year olds)         
Q. Name the four seasons
A.. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar
Q. How is dew formed?
A.. The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire
Q. What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on?
A.. If you are buying a house they will insist that you are well endowed
Q. In a democratic society, how important are elections?
A.. Very important. Sex can only happen when a male gets an election
Q. What are steroids
A. Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs   

A few more tomorrow..

To finish.. Happy birthday to ex trainer David Murray-Smith

Todays non virus video nasty.