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3rd July 2018

Plus 14 and dry when driving in. A slightly welcome wind.

There is a different noise about the yard this morning as horses who came back in yesterday make welcoming noises when you enter the barns..there will be a steady stream knocking at stable doors all week.

Nicholas and Jill Sperling were over this morning to see the horses we have for sale..

Our vet Graham Potts was in for his weekly Tuesday visit.

This weeks movers and shakers in the BHA handicap charts are..Sonneofpresenting down 1 to 130 and Royal Supremo down 5 to 112.

We had a large delivery of hay or rather haylage this week and the first of this years crop.. Ever hopeful of a drop in price as they have had fabulous conditions to make brilliant haylage .. not to be as I was quickly told that would not be the case as there will be no second cut..

The weather might have been great to make hay or haylage but these very warm conditions meant that the grass has not grown sufficiently to cut a second time.. no less hay/haylge.

The World Cup has really come alive and last nights game was cracker to watch and that is from the eyes of one who is not that interested in football. Belgium beat Japan.

All eyes will be on England tonight.. sadly we will be missing it as we are at The Wheels Down Ball and charity dinner.. I am, along with Cheltenham and The Frogmill giving a prize.. A two night stay at The Frogmill, a morning on the gallops followed by breakfast and two tickets to Cheltenham races in the afternoon..

The Frogmill opens again and looks to be pretty special as Brakspears are spending a small fortune on the refurbishment.

We are in July now and that means a new owner of the month.. John and Veronica Full..

To finish..David Gandolfo hits 80 today.. Happy birthday David..  a very good trainer of chasers..

Good luck England....keep the dream alive and beat Colombia