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3rd November 2020

Plus 4 and raining when driving in... A bit chillier this morning.

Hereford yesterday was fairly busy with owners making their last visits to a racecourse to see their horses run before lockdown.

Lord Apparelli ran a better race. He is a big baby and behaves like one, but the penny is slowly dropping.. The winner finished 10 lengths behind Imperial Aura in a bumper 2 years ago..

The two Greys.. Flint and Felix .. They might be brothers but they both ran similar races.. in fact they would have finished upsides each other if they had been in the same race! Flint 5th, Felix 4th

Postscript on yesterday. Again Jane Broad looked after owners well and kindly supported me by telling somebody I was not that serious!! Or perhaps stern?

The last hurrah before lockdown judging by the number of visitors this morning

Ian Brotherton with friend Alex were here to see the Norse Dancer gelding. Alex and Ian were here second lot to see Ian’s KBRS horses Subway Surf, Vinnidication, Arthur Sixpence and Shinobi

Third lot..

Paul Higgs was here to see his KBRS horses Chazza, Drumreagh and Voyburg

Alan James was here to see his KBRS horses Lord Apparelli, Does He Know, Voyburg, Shinobi, Chazza, Donnie Brasco and Parc d’ Amour

Sandy and Andy Page were here to see their KBRS horses Blazon and Shinobi and their Racing For Maggies horse Another Venture

Richard and Sheila Mordan were here to see their KBRS horses Blazon and Design Icon. It is Sheila’s Birthday

Mary Dulverton was here to see her horses .Newtide, Happygolucky, True Glory, Talk Of Fame, Sammeo, Sayadam and Inawhilecrocodile.

This weeks movers and shakers in the BHA handicap charts were.. Fubar down 1 to 110, Happygolucky up 3 to 142, Hes No Trouble down 2 to 123, Java Point down 2 to 117, Rose To Fame up 6 to 118, Two For Gold up 2 to 148 and finally Shinobi up 6 to 127

We have four runners today at Exeter... Haldon Gold Cup Day.. one of the biggest days... Bobhopeornohope, Inca Rose..Talk Of Fame and Red River..For my thoughts on their chances please click here.

Sad to see John Oxx having his last runners as a trainer yesterday.  He was a genius of a trainer.. and a lovely man to talk to..

Talking genius.. Joseph O' Brien two Melbourne Cups by the age of 27..Beating his Dad!

Deep thoughts..

“The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets.” – Al McGuire

“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits''- Albert Einstein

“War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” – Ambrose Bierce

Todays non virus video nasty..