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16th May 2018

Plus 11 and cloudy when driving in.

Yesterdays Tattersall’s Sales was certainly interesting. Firstly there were hardly any English trainers or buyers and secondly the quality overall  was not that brilliant. Having said that the good looking horse with any sort of a pedigree sold well.

Fame And Glory is probably the hottest sire around at the moment but sadly there are not going to be many more as he passed away far too early in his career.

Top lot of the sale was one of his sons at 65,000 Euros and one Aiden Murphy and I liked enough to be under bidder on. We did though buy a stunning example of his offspring in lot 43 for 40,000.

As I mentioned not many English buyers but it was good to catch up withy Martin Kiely who was selling the last lot of the day a 3 year old Notnowcato half brother to his horse Lake Field..Also good to see John Kidd and Jeremy Maxwell..

The most prolific buyers were the Irish Point to Point boys.. we will see some of these horses back at the Tattersalls Cheltenham sales next year having won their points..?

Home late meant missing Mon Palois’s run at Southwell.. He ran better and looked a happier horse to finish 5th..summer holidays for him now.

Timmy Murphy announced his retirement from the saddle last night after riding a winner at Chepstow..

It was a while ago that Timmy arrived in my yard in Lambourn as my 7lb claiming jockey..He was a hugely talented jockey..Good luck to him..

Timmy has a stud just up the road form here which will keep him busy.. Kilfilum Cross is there at the moment enjoying his grass.

David Bass was in for one lot this morning.

No runners today.

A husband and wife are shopping in their local grocery store.

The husband picks up a case of Budweiser and puts it in the cart.

"What do you think you're doing?" asks the wife.

"They're on sale, only £10 for 24 cans" he replies.

"Put them back, we can't afford them", demands the wife.

They carry on with their shopping. A few aisles farther on, the woman picks up a £20 jar of face cream and puts it in the basket.

"What do you think you're doing?" asks the husband.

"It's my face cream. It makes me look beautiful," replies the wife.

Her husband retorts, "So does 24 cans of Budweiser and it's half the price."