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10th September 2018

Plus 12 and dry when waking in Northumberland.

I am heading North to Perth Racecourse today and yesterday I drove just over half way to stay with Ian and Tocky Mckie near Wooler in Northumberland.

A beautiful part of the world and very different from the Cotswolds.

I am heading off early to Perth so that I can have time to call in on Sam Morshead on the way through.

Darren Smiith was at Thorndale this morning to see his KBRP horses Arthurs Sixpence, Dusty Pearl and Vinndication

Enable was brilliant on Saturday.. she has retained all her old verve and another great training feat by John Gosden.

Haydock on Saturday showed how life can so easily change.. soft ground and a clipped wing meant that Richard Hannon and Anna Lisa Balding had a horrid moment. They along with Gary Mahon and Henry Hannon are lucky to be alive..Scary stuff.

Not so scary was the party at The Frogmill on Saturday night. Tom Davies who is the chief executive of Brakspears hosted 180 people for dinner and dancing. A welcoming night for the locals..

The Racing Post lost two of their top and most respected reporters this weekend. Graham Dench and Jon Lees have left which is a great shame.. Alastair Down is also off their payroll..

We have two runners at Perth today. Charbel and Net Work Rouge and for my thoughts on their chances please click here.

This one is from Linda..

One day my housework-challenged husband decided to wash his Sweatshirt. Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to me, 'What setting do I use on the washing machine?'

'It depends,' I replied. 'What does it say on your shirt?'

He yelled back, ' OHIO STATE !'

And they say blondes are dumb....

Before you go..

Our in house free 'five to follow competition' has opened. To Enter click here and to down load my list of horses please click here..

To finish.. Happy birthday to Joihn Perriss......

Finally finally Alastair Cook get a century,