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2nd July 2022

Plus 12 and dry when driving in.

Ami Des Flots second again.. annoying, but she was beaten fair and square by a horse who when he puts it together obviously will be far higher rated. ADF is tough and honest which is half the battle and surely she will find a suitable race during the summer.

Archie is now on holiday. No egg or spoon to be seen yesterday infact a rather grown up day and picnic. His summer will be spent playing cricket..

Another good day for the Brits at Wimbledon Cameron Norrie and Heather Watson through to next week and the fourth round. Katie Boulter plays today.

There are very few venues like Wimbledon. You are so close to the action and the atmosphere on those premier courts must be electrifying, especially if the crowd is behind you.

There is a good clash taking place at Sandown this afternoon. The French Derby winner Vadeni takes on the Irish 2000 Guineas winner Native Trail in the Coral-Eclipse.. Worth watching

Then the qualifying for tomorrows British Grand Prix..

Arqana sales ring was very busy yesterday.. Their second day.. more high prices firstly for flat horses but later in the sale for jumpers..

India piled on the runs after a shacky start. 338 for 7 overnight

We have our winner of the 2021/22 Five to Follow competition - Congratualtions to Iain Bell with a score of 121. A very close finish this year with five of our other owners finishing one point apart. Steve Adams, Alan James, Chris Adams, Susan Stanley and Veronica Full. Perhaps we should have you all up here for a celebratory breakfast.

We will be in touch with you next week to arrange the prize giving

The last quiet Saturday as horses will starting to come back in from the fields and their holidays next week.. Noise again!

David Bass and Ciaran Gethings were in to ride out..

'If I hadn't become a chef I would have loved to be a top tennis player, although I was never good enough so it wasn't really an option. But that has never dimmed my love of the game, which started in childhood when I was lucky enough to be a ball boy at Wimbledon.'

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday..