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4th April 2017

Plus 9 and dry when driving in.

This Horse Is Sale Partnership’s Cresswell Legend won the bumper in fine front running style at Huntingdon yesterday. Ably ridden by Mikey Hamill this lovely horse by Midnight Legend gelding has only run three times.

Cresswell Legend won a point to point in Ireland and was third on his only bumper appearance at Southwell, where we felt he should have won. Coughing during the winter which delayed his reappearance and yesterday he showed what we know he is capable of. He is a decent horse and is for sale.. Ring me for details.. He has a very bright future. To watch Cresswell Legends win click here.

At Ludlow both By The Boardwalk and Pulling Power ran well to finish 3rd while Jupiter’s Gift’s feet have never been so fast.. she finished 5th. A good day at Ludlow and owners enjoying their day.

All riders yesterday at all meeting wore black armbands. Respect to point to point rider James McNeile who died after falling at Larkhill on Sunday. Thoughts for his family and for his brother Peter who runs our local point to point at Andoversford.. Peter’s  meeting is this coming Sunday..Andoversford Races..

David Bass was in this morning to ride work on The Last Samuri and jump Charbel. Tom Bellamy was also here and jumped Un Ace.

It was then on to Lambourn to work Younevecall, Wanderin Star, The Midnight Legend/Even Flo filly (she had a brother by Lucarno yesterday) and El Presente.

This weeks movers and shakers in the BHA handicap charts are.. Fifty Bob down 2 to 105 and Grand March down 2 to 93.

Graham Potts was in for his Tuesday vet visit.

We have three runners today at Kempton. Jimmy The Jetplane, Trojan Star and Milan Express and for my thoughts on their chances please click here.

Two Glaswegians, Archie and Jimmy, are sitting in the pub discussing Jimmy's forthcoming wedding .

"Och, it's all goin' pure brilliant," says Jimmy. "Ar've got e verythin' organised awready, the fluers, the church, the caurs, the reception, the rings, the minister, even ma stag night".

Archie nods approvingly.

"I've even bought a kilt to be married in!" continues Jimmy.

"A kilt?" exclaims Archie, "That's magic, you'll look pure smart in that.

What's the tartin?...."

"Och," says Jimmy, "A'd imagine she'll be in white.”