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9th May 2023

Plus 12 and dry when driving in.

That was frustrating but also a very good run from Tregele at Worcester yesterday.

The plan was to settle him in what was his first start over hurdles after two encouraging bumper runs, but he jumped the first so well that he landed right on the heels of the leaders and was rather lit up as a result.. he was thoroughly enjoying himself.

A slight stumble on landing at the third last probably cost him second place, but finishing third, beaten just over two lengths by what looks, on form, a decent winner was great start to his hurdling career.

I really like Tregele, especially as his mother Emily Gray was a very good horse for us and her owner John Perriss.. They are a late developing family and like his mother, Tregele will only get better as he ages..  like a good wine perhaps?.. Sadly still unable to taste!

Worcester are building a new weighing room complex so the course looked like a building site and the paddock has been cut in half to accommodate the works ... hence they can only accommodate 12 runners in every race..

As a way of apology to the jockeys the racecourse gave every jockey a card, baseball cap and a towel as an appeasement for the hardship of having to change in a portacabin… David quipped that he would have preferred some money!!

Worcester’s clerk of the course Nessie Chanter was right about the ground .. it was only good and they missed the rain that the rest of us have had..

Cornelius Lysaght rang on the way home for a chat and catch up... Plenty of racecourse gossip from Worcester!

Tuesday morning brings in a vet visit and this weeks movers and shakers in the BHA handicap charts were..Galante De Romay down 3 to 87 and Parc d'Amour up 5 to 114..

We have three runners today..Lady of The Night and Pay The Pilot head to Ffos Las while Lets Go Amigo heads to Ludlow.. For my thought on their chance please click here.

As you well know I, along with everybody else in this country, am obsessed with the weather and it seems the modern forecasting cannot cope with what the weather produces.. it changes far too quickly for them to asses correctly..

Perhaps the old sayings are the best form of weather predicting..

When the Oak leaves come out before the Ash leaves then were are in for a splash.. The other way round then we are in for a soak.. This spring the Ash leaves are out first........

To finish.. Happy Birthday to Lavinia Sidgwick..