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16th March 2018

Plus 5 and raining when driving in.

Record crowds again at Cheltenham. It has been a record breaking week in every sense of the word and again the Irish won most of yesterdays races..6 out of 7..The testing ground does not seem to worry their horses?

Towcester yesterday was tough and Abbreviate, who finished 3rd, looked to have every chance but 4 from home Scotchtown jumped across him and Abbreviate almost landed on him.. you can't get going again after that..

Tattersalls Cheltenham Sales were mighty strong again last night...

Today is the last of the 4 days of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival, but for how much longer? I feel it will not be long before we head to a 5 day festival. Cheltenham is the Jockeys Club’s cash cow, if that is the right word, so how long before their finances demand a 5 day festival?

For my thoughts who might win today please click here.

Simon Keane was here second lot to see his KBRP horse Pond Road.

The last of my truisms.

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

The grass may be greener on the other side but at least you don't have to mow it.

I like long walks, especially when they're taken by people who annoy me.

I was going to wear my camouflage shirt today, but I couldn't find it.

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

Sometimes I wake up grumpy; other times I let her sleep.

If tomatoes are technically a fruit, is ketchup a smoothie?

Money is the root of all wealth.

No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.