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16th February 2021

Plus 7 and raining when driving in.

Back to those wet mornings.  15mm this weeks so far!

Funny old world this sport of racing..

Yesterday morning Mat and I drove over to see Inca Rose at Coln Valley Stud and Cherry Jones (IR’s part owner and breeder) wished us luck with our runners and asked what we thought...we said we hoped we might have two winners..

In the car on the way back to the yard Mat and I agreed that one winner would be good as we have been short of them recently.

Arriving at Warwick on what was a balmy day.. yes spring like, but how quickly you forget that only two days ago it was bloody freezing, and how quickly you forget it was a while since our last winner..First Flow at Ascot and Wetherby

My mood was I suppose pensive and as the day panned out it was a day of two halves.. good and bad..

The good started with a slight surprise as Party Fuzz, who had run such a stinker last time at Wincanton, ran a blinder to finish 3rd at 66/1 in the novice hurdle..

Then the bad when Shanacoole Prince ran a stinker, as did Rosmuc Relay..

But then we had the good again as Two For Gold won the big chase of the day under a typical ride from David Bass.. Punching from the front and forcing the pace..they just held on (Watch).. It was a really good performance in what was a really strong competitive race, and then to cap the good part of the day Kyntara blew away the opposition in the bumper..(watch)

Kyntara was David Bass’s 50th winner of the season….

Big well dones for TFG’s owners Kevin Clancy, Stephen Cannon, Oli Bell, Matthew Cannon and Andrew Fundell and well done to Michael and Mary Dulverton for Kyntara..

Kyntara was bred by my ex assistant, now trainer Henry Daly..

Henry was on the phone pretty quickly after the race to say well done and remarked that he had a 2 year old half brother for sale.. sadly his brother Dermot, who is a director of the course, missed the connection, but at least said well done!

Mags O'Toole was also on the phone to say well done.. She bought him from Henry as a yearling and then David Minton sent a congratulatory note.. David bought him as a 3 year old for the Dulvertons..

Tuesday morning..

Graham Potts our vet was in for his Tuesday visit and look over the two who ran disappointingly yesterday..

This weeks movers and shakers in the BHA handicap charts was..Adjourned 66 on the flat

We have no runners today and after watching the cricket early that was not going to sustain the days sporting interest.

The Randox Health Grand National weights are announced today..We have two entries.. Rockys Treasure and Another Venture..Those involved with Tiger Roll will surely complain!

I am on Sky Sports racing tonight to discuss!!

A wife, being the romantic sort, sent her husband a text:-

If you are sleeping, send me your dreams.

If you are laughing, send me your smile.

If you are eating, send me a bite.

If you are drinking send me a sip.

If you are crying, send me your tears.

I love you!

The husband, typically non-romantic, replied,

"I am on the toilet. Please advise."

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