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15th February 2020

Plus 10 and raining when diving in. The wind was fair but you feel that it will get stronger! Storm Dennis is going to disrupt..

Hugely disappointing that Sandown was washed away yesterday.

As always Sandown were offering huge concessions and a box for the 20 odd team of Racing For Maggie's, owners of Another Venture. Sandown are excellent when racing on non busy days.

No racing meant that I was able to pick up Archie who is now home on half term.

We have a fairly busy morning here and I wonder if we get through it all with being blown over..

Darren Smith was here second lot to see his KBRP horses Arthurs Sixpence and Vinndication.. Darren also brought some friends along for a first visit to Thorndale

Ben Davies was also here for a first visit to Thorndale

David and Julie Martin were down third lot to see their horses.. Charbel, Minella Warrior, Rhosneigr and Trwyn Du.

Mat heads to West Brom with Alan James to watch Nottingham Forest play.. Apparently, according to Mat.. it is a massive game..

What was a massive game was yesterdays T20 game.. England beat South Africa by 2 runs.. Moeen Ali back to his very best.

We have just the one runner today at Ascot where racing goes ahead. Two For Gold runs there and for my thoughts please click here.

My worry is that the wind gets up late morning and racing is blown away and then the horsebox has to drive back to Thorndale..

Richard Farquhar has sent me a life story which is shocking, and at the end of it he bet me I would not publish hit..Red rag to a bull, is as they say, always a winner..

Not today Richard.. But I will publish next week when I have a day with no racing so I can fend off the complaints..

In the meantime

The Spectator’s agony aunt Mary, was asked this week about the etiquette for kissing during the coronavirus scare.

Her answer: “Air-kissing and hugging are preferable. Make your verbal greeting more enthusiastic to compensate.” Phew.

Over heard at The Frogmill last night...

One woman said to another,

'Aren't you wearing your wedding ring on the wrong finger?'

'Yes, I am. I married the wrong man.'