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7th February 2020

Plus 1 and dry when driving in. Very foggy at the top of the gallops

It was spring like at Huntingdon yesterday. The countryside was bathed in warm sunshine.

Spring like was not what Lots Of Luck was.

LOL started off well and jumping the open ditch in front of the stand he jumped the fence beautifully, but on landing he took a stride and went right down on his nose. I am not sure how David Bass stayed in the saddle.. Anyway he never looked that happy after and came back a tired second.

Over at Doncaster we ran a hurdler on the flat.. Low sun meant that all the hurdles in the straight were bypassed..Health and safety gone mad as I really don’t think the sun was that bad.. Anyway what chance Miss Gemstone had went when they took the hurdles out.

So not a great day in the office..

Chris Rea one of the vets from TCEH was here this morning..Friday visit.. Graham Potts is on holiday.

Last night Clare and I joined Cathy Twiston Davies, James Mayhew, James Cheatham, Jonathan and Laura Ruck Keene to celebrate Mikey Elliot’s birthday.. A very happy evening at The Old Butchers organised by Mikeys’ wife Ginny

Ben Thompson from Agricamera was here this morning trying to get to the bottom as to why our gallop camera is still not working correctly. Solar panels drive the camera and I know it has been cloudy for most of the winter but it should be better than it is.. Watch this space..

Worrying that in 15 years time we will need more than just solar panels to keep us going?

We have one runner today at Bangor… Bangor is recognised as the one of the best owner experiences in racing...Sadlemor heads there and for my thoughts on his chances please click here..

For those of you who don’t want Alexa listening in on your conversations they are making a male version.. It does not listen to anything…