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4th May 2019

Plus 3 and dry when driving in.

We had further rain overnight which seems to be so localised.

David Bass was back here this morning having been on holiday all week.. swanning around somewhere in Spain?

We jumped Arthurs Sixpence, Fubar, Yeavering Belle, Royal Supremo, Doctor Haze, Early Learner, Miss Gemstone, Illuminated Beauty and The Milan Girl.

Last CD Tours of the season. Katy Phillips and Stephen Johnson were here for a morning on the gallops followed by breakfast.

Yes this is the first official day of the 2019/2020 National Hunt Season.. Not PC to say Hunt, so this is the first day of the 2019/2020 Jumps season!

We have 4 runners at Uttoxeter where I just hope the ground is safe. I will be walking the course as they have not had the rain we have..

We run Masteen, First Flow, Station Master and Silver Kayf.. For my thoughts on their chances please click here.

I bought a horse at Tattersalls Newmarket sales yesterday on the phone. Jack Jones recommended that I looked at this horse so Peter Kerr was despatched to look at him and video him for me on Thursday. Yes lot 18 Shinobi arrived last night.

Also last night, Clare’s parents entertained us for supper.. a celebration of last season. Dish of the night.. Saute Rognons de Turbigo...

Alexa is now the in house craze..

Alexa has a very humorous side — if you know how to bring it out. Of course, you can ask Alexa at any time to “tell me a joke” and she’ll respond with a basic pun, but that’s only scratching the surface. Many unique questions will get you some funny replies.

Ask Alexa say one hundred,100,100,100, 100, Jeremy Corbyn in Welsh…

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday.