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14th May 2018
Plus 7 and dry when driving in.
Thank God.. We have started the new season.. a winner..
Minella Warrior was impressive when winning what looked ‘an above average for this time of year’ novice hurdle at Warwick on Saturday night..He jumped well and showed what we expected of him..
This lovely big son of Kings Theatre who missed all last season with splint problems looked a horse with huge potential.. He last ran in two bumpers for us and finished second to the progressive Kalashnikov.. So he needed to win on Saturday..
Jockey David Bass and David Martin his owner had big smiles after the race.
Gallows Point ran well in the bumper to finish the evening off.. This huge son of Black Sam Bellamy will make into a lovely chaser in time..
Yesterday at Southwell Mr Macho ran a blinder to finish second on his hurdling debut.. A few more yards and it might have been a different result. Delighted for his owners Nanette Sellars and Philip and Sandra Arkwright as they have been so patient with this son of Flemensfirth.
The bumper horse Balleticon was again second.. yes we hate them but happy to come away with both horses running well and enjoying their day out at the races. Balleticon is a horse to follow..
Southwell yesterday was an extra meeting.. I like this racecourse as they try and do a good job on their ground.. It is a friendly course..
I also like their brush hurdles which are like mini fences.. made of birch unlike the ones they use at Worcester which are plastic.. Horses jump Southwell's one so much better than Worcesters.
Monday morning and more horses heading to the fields and their summer holidays.
Imperial Aura, who won a bumper last month at Ludlow headed back to Ireland last night for his.. Imperial Racing have all their horse back with Kevin Ross..
We have one runner today at Kempton.. Royal Supremo has his first run over fences and for my thoughts please click here.
I am heading to Ireland to attend the new Tattersall’s sale.. Tomorrow sale is a new one.. should be interesting..
Wandrin Star was one of the horses that headed home and John Cootes sent these over in anticipation
Here are some Famous Quotes from Lee Marvin of Wand”rin” Star fame:
There are two types of people: those that are going somewhere and those that ain't.
In the movies you get even; in life, diplomacy is best.
Now that I think I know what I'm doing, I'm scared. Before this, I just didn't know any better.
Don't gamble take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it."
One of the good things about getting older is you find you're more interesting than most of the people you meet."
"Tequila. Straight. There's a real polite drink. You keep drinking until you finally take one more and it just won't go down. Then you know you've reached your limit."
"If your house burns down, rescue the dogs. At least they'll be faithful to you."
"I only make movies to finance my fishing."
To finish.. Dreadful scenes at Ascot on Saturday. This was the second Saturday (Goodwood last week) that fighting has broken out at one of our premier racecourses.. Racing needs to sort this out before it becomes a monster problem..Cocaine and alcohol..