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7th June 2016

Plus 11 and dry when driving in.

''Sunblazer's Royal Ascot preparation on course after a sparkling gallop around Kempton yesterday morning; Willie Twiston Davies delighted with his mount''..Racing Post headlines? no mine!

Tom Bellamy was in this morning to ride out a couple.

Kerry Bellamy returns from a few days away and Mat Nicholls headed off to Ireland for a few days.

Goffs Sales for the next three days.. Prices will be high.

Funny old world this racing.. Headlines rightly that Joseph O’Brien had 4 winners on his first day as a licenced trainer.. A pretty good feat and one we will see more of.. Pedigree and ability all there.

Grand National winner Rule The World returns to Ireland and the whole town comes to a stand still as he is paraded in pouring rain, while the Derby winner Harzand has a very low key reception.. a photo with his trainer, jockey and family.

Roughly 10 million watch one and 1.4 watch the other..Both on a Saturday and both well presented on Channel 4.

This weeks movers and shakers in the handicap charts are..Jimmy The Jetplane down 2 to 130, Gaelic Myth goes up 2 while standing in the field to 119 and Such A Legend goes up 2 to 125.

We have one runner tonight at Southwell. Sonneofpresneting and David Bass meet up in the 7.05.. For my thoughts on their chances please click here.

Please note this was not a coinversation that took place in my office...

The boss walked into the office one morning not knowing his zip was down and his fly area wide open.

His assistant walked up to him and said, 'This morning when you left your house, did you close your garage door?'

The boss told her he knew he'd closed the garage door, and walked into his office puzzled by the question.

As he finished his paperwork, he suddenly noticed his fly was open, and zipped it up. He then understood his assistant's question about his 'garage door.'

He headed out for a cup of coffee and paused by her desk to ask, 'When my garage door was open, did you see my Mercedes parked in there?'

She smiled and said, 'No, I didn't. All I saw was an old minivan with two flat tires..