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8th April 2019
Plus 7 and trying to rain when driving in.
It has been a while since I sat down and watch the whole ITV Aintree programme and it was wonderful viewing. The ITV team made my afternoon fun and even kept me awake..
All the racing from Aintree on Saturday was brilliant, but Tiger Roll took the honours.
Our only runner was at Chepstow and Pond Road is gradually getting the hang of it all and finished 3rd. Now we wait and see what the handicapper does to him on Tuesday.
Yesterday a rare Sunday visit to Ffos Las was rewarded with a convincing win by Newtide in the 3 mile handicap hurdle.
It looked a competitive race on paper, but it was not in the end as Newtide won well and just loved the Ffos Las mud. He will now stop for the season and will go chasing when he returns in the autumn.
It was a first visit to Ffos Las for Newtide’s owners Michael and Mary Dulverton and we all enjoyed our afternoon in the sun. Always a friendly team there.
Newtide's win made it 47 for the season, which is what we ended up with last year.
Monday morning . We jumped Gallows Point over hurdles with Two For Gold.
We have one runner today and that is in Scotland. Wales yesterday, Scotland today and England tomorrow!
Driving back from Ffos Las Michael stopped for fuel on the motorway and while there he bought a large packet of his favourite chocolate coated peanuts. Handing them round I told them this little story..
A nice old lady on a bus offered the driver some peanuts, which he gladly accepts.
Every five minutes she gives him a handful more peanuts.
After a while, he asks her why she isn’t having any herself.
“Oh, young man,” she says, “they’re too hard on my poor teeth, I couldn’t.”
“Why did you buy them at all then?” Asks the driver.
“You see, I just love the chocolate they’re covered in!”