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6th August 2020

Plus 16 and drizzling when driving in.

It was not dry at Newton Abbot yesterday. It rained..

Dansant Express ran better, but still did not quite finish his race.. he was only beaten 7 lengths.. he will now go hurdling.

Not a good day for David Bass who had a nasty fall in the first race and was last see heading off for x-rays..The horse he was riding tried to run out or stop at the 7th hurdle.. it did not look good, even to the extent that Mick Fitzgerald, who was commentating on Sky sports racing said ‘look at that dirty pig.’.... He was not referring to DB..

Ciaran Gething will now ride Rose To Fame at Stratford tonight and for my thoughts on here chances please click here.

A speedy recovery David..

Andy and Ali Sulin called in to see their horse Aliandy third lot.

Gwen Meacham's Yesandno returns to the yard after spending time with Simon Lawrance in pre training

Martin F-G sent this to me .. as a  word of warning..This is his phone call conversation...

‘Good afternoon I'm calling from the NHS track and trace service. According to our system, you are likely to have been in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. This means that you now need to self-isolate for 7 days and take a COVID-19 test.'

'OK. Can you tell me who that person was?'

'I'm not able to tell you that. That is confidential information.'

'Right. Um... so ....'

'But you do need to be tested within the next 72 hours. So can I just get the best mailing address so that we can send a kit to you?'

'Ok (gives address)'

I just need to take a payment card so that we can finalize this and send the kit to you.'

'Sorry - a payment card? I thought this was all free?'

'No - I'm afraid not. There is a one-off fee of £50 for the kit and test results. Could you read off the long card number for me, please, when you're ready.'

'No - that's not right. This is part of the NHS so there's no charge.'

'I'm afraid there is. Can you give me the card number please - this is very important, and there are penalties for not complying.'

Puts the phone down.

This is how scammers work. And vulnerable people will fall for it.”

Don't fall for it...!

Please tell any elderly and vulnerable people you know that don’t have access to internet too so they don’t fall victim to this. Even tell them to put a note next to phone stating it’s a NHS Track and Trace is a free service and you DO NOT pay!

Todays non virus video nasty..