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6th December 2016

Plus 4 and thick fog when driving in. An old fashioned pea souper.

That was a pain Ludlow being off yesterday. Hardly surprising as it was not great here.

We did wait until late yesterday morning to jump a few.

Tom Bellamy was in this morning.

We worked Minella Warrior and Blazon while Knockanrawley and Happy Topper continued working together this morning.

We are trying to get the last pair to The Welsh Grand National but we need rain and a racecourse gallop to jet propel them to the next stage. Rain forecasted this weekend and summer like temperatures of plus 15..

Graham Potts our vet was in this morning and this weeks movers and shakers in the weekly BHA handicap charts are..Aliandy up 2 to 115, Pulling Power down 1 to 114, Champagne To Go enters at 110 and Thumb Stone Blues enters at 125 while poor little The Last Samuri goes up 2 to 161..

We have four runners in three races at Uttoxeter this afternoon. Racing goes ahead after an early morning inspection..Now we just hope the fog lifts.. Anyway for my thoughts on their chances please click here..

Voting for Politicians.

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. ~John Quinton~

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.~Oscar Ameringer~

I offer my opponents a bargain:  if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952~

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.~ Tex Guinan~

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.~Charles de Gaulle~

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city,it might be better to change the locks.~Doug Larson~

There ought to be one day -- just one -- when there is open season on Congressmen.~Will Rogers~

If you want a real friend that you can trust in Washington, get a dog-.Harry Truman -

We are receiving great reviews for ''Leigh's blog''.. No Ludlow yesterday but Leigh will be back tomorrow with her ''views from the stable yard''.. Uttoxeter tomorrow.

Happy birthday to Paul Vogt..