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6th December 2022

Plus 4 and dry when driving in. We are in winter and shock horror Colder weather is on the way... Watering at Taunton..

Leafy Lingfield, but not since the great storm of 1987 when all the trees in the middle of the course blew down.

We blew nothing down yesterday as Big Suze is now heading for Ben Brain to see why her wind cannot cope with racing.

Percy Veering was looking to be running well when watching on my phone through the hole in the Physique Therapy Couch.. Lucinda was hard at work on my back and when she applied more pressure I closed my eyes and winced.. when I opened them PV was without DB!.. More pain.

What an amazing win in Pakistan.. England defied the odds and won in what can only be described as one of the best/finest Test matches of all time.. Records galore.. Excellent viewing, although sadly I only saw the highlights.. they were excellent too..

Tuesday morning

Paul and Teresa Forrest were here to see Sprucefrontiers.. Sadly Spruce is resting for the winter.. he will be fine for next season.

Graham Potts our vet was in for his Tuesday visit and this weeks movers and shakers in the BHA handicap charts were. Equus Dreamer down 2 to 125, Imperial Hurricane down 3 to 97, Inflagrante down 1 to 102 and Chianti Classico enters at 131

Please stop dying otherwise this blog will become an obituary one..

Peter Hedger has died.. What a top man he was .. Peter taught me to ride.. not very well, but at least he was funny while trying... I always enjoyed seeing him.. he was a very good trainer and did his bit in every sense of the word.. Tough and honest.. a trier..a character.. He will be missed.

We have three runners today all at Uttoxeter and although I will not be making the journey Mat will be there to saddle.. Isle Of Gold, Parc d’Amour and Talk Of the Moon. For my thoughts please click here.

Martin FG sent this one over..

I was doing a crossword in the pub and said to my Scottish friend; “I'm stuck on one, ‘trapped on a desert island, eight letters, starting with M’ “

He said “Marooned”

I replied “Thanks, I'll have a pint of lager then !”