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11th February 2020

Plus 3 and dry when driving in.

Todays the day when Tiger Roll knows his weight fate

Yes The Randox Health Grand National weights are announced today in St Georges Hall up  in Liverpool.

The hype starts today.

I will not be there as I don’t have an entry.. Instead Clare and I will be spending the day in Bristol..

Alan James was here third lot to see his KBRP horses Shinobi, Does He Know, Donnie Brasco, Lord Apparelli and Voyburg

Chris Rea our vet was in this morning scoping and blood testing this weeks runners.

This week movers and shakers in the BHA handicap charts are..Diamond Gait down 1 to 127, Hes No Trouble down 1 to 126, Miss Gemstone down 1 to 104, Lots Of Luck up 9 to 96, Java Point enters at 119 and thankfully Imperial Aura stays on 143.

Nick Luck guests in today Racing Post and his article on Kempton rather sums up what many think.

John Disney sent this little tale over..

Norman, an old retired sailor, puts on his old uniform and heads for the docks once more for old time's sake.

He engages a woman of the night and takes her up to her room.

He's soon going at it as well as he can for a guy his age, but needing some reassurance, he asks, 'How am I doing?'

The lady smoothly replies, 'Well Norman, you old sailor, you're doing about three knots.'

'Three knots?' he asks. ' What's that supposed to mean?'

She says, 'You're knot hard, you're knot in, and you're knot getting your money back.'

This might or might not help Norman..