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14th March 2017
Plus 10 and dry when driving in.
I did not go to Chepstow yesterday as I was at Cheltenham. The ground at Chepstow had dried up considerably by the time Thedrinkymeister ran at 5pm .. he wants very very soft ground. Drinky ran OK to finish 4th just beaten by the third. He will have another chance this season if we have further rain..
While at Cheltenham I bumped into Willie and Jackie Mullins. Willie was in fine form and looked all ready to a long day and night having watched his string parade around the racecourse paddock. The paddock was not big enough!
Well the Cheltenham Festival has arrived and the racecourse is looking immaculate and the village is not long tented as in old tents. The whole place was buzzing and looked ready to go. If your lucky enough to own, train, ride or just back a winner these are my 5 favourite resturants to celebrate.
Last nights Mark Your Card evening went off well at The Wheatsheaf. Nick Luck was predictably rude about me and the compliment was returned many times (usual Banter). We tipped our way though the 4 day card with the sensible help of Jonathan Neesom and Mat Nicholls. A heads and tails started the night and we raised £590.00 for The Maggies Cancer Care home in Cheltenham.
Veteran trainer Mick Easterby was in attendance as usual.. He did not stand long at the bar but he still traded blows with Steve Winter over the reason as to what he should buy a ‘hoss’ with him up in Yorkshire.. Good old Mick he will never change!
David Bass and Tom Bellamy were in this morning to ride out a couple of lots before going racing..
We jumped My Cousin Rachel and Milord over hurdles
Amanda Ferebee called in to visit the yard. Steve Winter and Paul Monger called in third lot to see their horse Derrintogher Bliss and Steve’s KBRP horses Younevercall and Silver Kayf. Paul and Helen Nicholson called in to see their KBRP horse Our Belle Amie.
David Hill, Roger Hetherington and Michael Green who are staying in the Barn conversion next to my office called in to see around the yard.
No vet visit this morning as he was here yesterday.
This weeks movers and shakers in the weekly BHA handicap charts are Braw Angus up 9 to 107 while Fifty Bob who unseated at the last in the same race goes up 5 to 107.
We have one runner this afternoon at Cheltenham and for my thoughts on Charbel’s and my thoughts on the rest of the card please click here.
HOW TO SPEAK ABOUT MEN AND BE POLITICALLY CORRECT
He does not have a BEER GUT; he has developed a LIQUID GRAIN STORAGE FACILITY.
He is not a BAD DANCER; he is OVERLY CAUCASIAN.
He does not GET LOST ALL THE TIME; he INVESTIGATES ALTERNATIVE DESTINATIONS.
He is not BALDING; he is in FOLLICLE REGRESSION.
He is not a CRADLE ROBBER; he prefers GENERATIONAL DIFFERENTIAL RELATIONSHIPS.
He does not get FALLING-DOWN DRUNK; he becomes ACCIDENTALLY HORIZONTAL.
He does not act like a TOTAL ASS; he develops a case of RECTAL-CRANIAL INVERSION.
He is not a MALE CHAUVINIST PIG; he has SWINE EMPATHY.
He is not afraid of COMMITMENT; he is MONOGAMOUSLY CHALLENGED.
He is not QUIET; he is a CONVERSATIONAL MINIMALIST.
He is not STUPID; he suffers from MINIMAL CRANIAL DEVELOPMENT.
He is not SHORT; he is ANATOMICALLY COMPACT.
He does not CONSTANTLY TALK ABOUT CARS; he has a VEHICULAR ADDICTION.
He is not UNSOPHISTICATED; he is SOCIALLY MALFORMED.
He does not EAT LIKE A PIG; he suffers from REVERSE BULIMIA.
He does not HOG THE BLANKETS; he is THERMALLY UNAPPRECIATIVE.
He doesn't have a DIRTY MIND; he has INTROSPECTIVE PORNOGRAPHIC MOMENTS.
To finish.. You cannot beat a good bit of Aussie humour especially when it comes to the weather forecast..