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10th March 2022

Plus 9 and dry when driving in.

Jon Pullin, Cheltenham's clerk of the course, rang yesterday and asked me if I would walk the racecourse with him this morning at 8.

David Bass was in to ride out before going racing.

Nick Holmes was here third lot to see his KBRS horse Charming Getaway

Richard Fabian was here to see his KBRS horse Does He Know.

We have two runners today at Wincanton.. Talk Of The Moon and Those Tiger Feet and for my thoughts on their chances please click here.

Day two of the Test match...The West Indians are just about on top.. Without Broad and Anderson we seem to be lacking in fire power..

Cheltenham racecourse are supporting Ukraine by offering 24 tickets to Gold Cup day for just a £10 donation..

The Jockey Club is offering racing fans and those who work in the industry the chance to win hospitality tickets to next Friday’s (March 18th) sold out Cheltenham Gold Cup Day, in return for a donation of £10 to the British Red Cross’s Ukraine Appeal.

The initiative will guarantee 24 lucky people a pair of tickets each in the Cheltenham Festival’s Club Enclosure for the most prestigious event in the Jump Racing calendar.

Those interested in entering must pledge £10 each online to be entered into the draw for the tickets. There are no limits on how many times each person can donate £10, with each pledge providing another chance to win a pair of tickets and all proceeds going to the fund.

The ‘raffle’ closes at 3pm on Monday 14th March, with the winners notified by 6pm on the same day.

To donate to the British Red Cross’s appeal and enter the competition, please click here to buy your raffle ticket.

Here are a few facts on why as a country Ukraine matters..

1st in Europe in proven recoverable reserves of uranium ores;

2nd place in Europe and 10th place in the world in terms of titanium ore reserves;

2nd place in the world in terms of explored reserves of manganese ores (2.3 billion tons, or 12% of the world's reserves);

2nd largest iron ore reserves in the world (30 billion tons);

2nd place in Europe in terms of mercury ore reserves;

3rd place in Europe (13th place in the world) in shale gas reserves (22 trillion cubic meters)

4th in the world by the total value of natural resources;

7th place in the world in coal reserves (33.9 billion tons)

To finish .. Happy birthday to team member Mirella Salomone