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18th August 2020

Plus 15 and dry when driving in...

Not a great day in the office at Uttoxeter. Owbeg will now qualify for a handicap mark. Creswell Legend was disappointing while Thibault is struggling with his breathing, especially as the rain had got into the ground..Sam T-D described it as proper winter soft ground..

Talking rain..We have had enough that we were able to put out our hurdles and the wings around the fences last night. Hard to believe that a week after a heatwave and we will be able to jump horses on the grass.

Did you watch racing from Clairefontaine yesterday? If so did you see the crowds on the racecourse.. a forgotten sight..?

The BHA have announced further owner experience improvements..

This weeks movers and shakers in the BHA handicap charts were..Fubar up 2 to 111, Minella Warrior down 2 to 133, Thibault down 1 to 114 and Blazon down 1 to 68

Graham Potts our vet was in for his Tuesday visit.

I am at Fontwell where we run Arthurs Sixpence and Drumreagh and for my thoughts on their chances please click here.

The biggest annual sale of young jump horses starts today in Ireland. The Derby sale at Tattersalls starts at 11.30, almost 3 months late.. Again no UK buyers allowed..

Peter Kerr who is currently on holiday sent this over..Self testing for Covid 19

Pour a measure of whiskey, gin or rum into a glass, then see if you can smell it. If you can, then drink it and if you can taste it it’s reasonable to assume you are currently free of the virus.

I tested myself nine times last night and was virus-free each time, thank goddess.. I will test myself again today because I have developed a headache which can also be a symptom..

To finish .. Happy birthday to Patience Wootton..

Todays non virus video nasty..