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13th May 2017

Plus 10 and dry when driving in.

We had a few heavy showers yesterday which was good news and most welcome.

Mat went to Market Rasen yesterday.

By The Boardwalk ran his usual good race to be narrowly beaten for second.. Finishing third and placed again shows that he is still in the grip of the handicapper.. 120 seems to be his winning mark and 3lbs higher mean he continues to be placed. Holiday time for him. Cresswell Legend was hugely fancied and ran so badly that there must be something wrong..

So not a good day at the races for us although owners John and Penny Perriss were well looked after my the new team at Market Rasen and enjoyed their day. Market Rasen is a long way and never the best of journeys on a Friday but at least they make you most welcome when you are there.

David Bass was in this morning. We jumped Robin The Raven, My Cousin Rachel, Jupiters Gift and Billy Elliott.

We have five runners over the weekend and a visit from some of the  Racing For Maggies team tomorrow morning.

Paul Simms called in late morning to see his horse Fifty Bob.

FB has been retired and going to a new life as a hunter and potential eventer..The talented Aanisah Chaudry who works here did this sketch on the right of Fifty Bob for Paul.

Henry Kimbell has organised a Racing For Maggies visit  tomorrow which starts with seeing their progressive horses Another Venture and Biscuit out in the field and this is followed by a visit to the Maggies Centre in Cheltenham for lunch.

Maggie’s is a great charity and Racing For Maggie’s helps raise much needed funds for the centre through  horse ownership.. To find out more please click here.

Racing at Warwick tonight with Milord and Rhaergar and tomorrow at Ludlow with Royal Supremo, Robin The Raven and Dandy Dan. For my thoughts on all their chances please click here.

Have a great weekend and if flying this old one might amuse you..

A businessman in the first class cabin decided to chat up the drop dead, gorgeous flight attendant:

“What is your name?”

Flight Attendant: “Angela Benz, sir”

Businessman: “Lovely name ...any relation to Mercedes Benz?”

Flight Attendant: “Yes sir, very close”

Businessman: “How close?”

Flight Attendant: “Same price".