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7th January 2016

Plus 7 and raining when driving in.

Huntingdon was tacky old ground yesterday but the good news is that Same Ole Trix completed which will mean the handicapper should give him a mark.. he has had 4 runs.. He must think I am cheating!!.. But as David Bass rightly said, I would not know how to.. I have to say that giving a mark of 104 to King Simba must be a case of seeing into the future.. certainly not the past?

Thursday is our easy day which is not a problem as we have few enough ready to run.

Paul and Clare Rooney sent over a lovely 4 year old by Shantou over yesterday.. broken and ridden away in Ireland

We have one runner today At ‘Sunny’ Towcester.

Pulling Power, who ran so well last time at Ludlow tries to go one better in the mares novice hurdle. Mat is heading there to put the saddle on for David Bass who rides PP... For my thoughts on their chances please click here.


A priest and a rabbi were sitting in adjacent seats on an airplane.

After a while the priest turned to the rabbi and asked, "Is it still a requirement of your faith that you not eat pork?"

The rabbi responded, "Yes, that is still one of our laws."

The priest then asked, "Have you ever eaten pork?"

Yes, on one occasion I did succumb to temptation and ate a bacon sandwich."

The priest nodded in understanding and went on with his reading.

A while later the rabbi spoke up and asked,

"Father, is it still a requirement of your church that you remain celibate?"

The priest replied, "Yes, that is still very much a part of our faith."

The rabbi then asked him, "Father, have you ever fallen to the temptations of the flesh?"

The priest replied, "Yes, Rabbi, on one occasion I was weak and broke the pledge of my faith."

The rabbi nodded understandingly and remained silent for several minutes.

Finally the rabbi quietly observed, "Beats the shit out of a bacon sandwich doesn't it.