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18th October 2023

Plus 9 and dry when driving in.. rain on the way.

Huntingdon yesterday was very quiet...

Parc d'Amour is one of those very frustrating horses who travels but does not quicken. He looked all over the winner 2 from home, but when you let go of his head and ask him to quicken away he just goes the same speed.. Frustrating yes, but I am sure in time he will settle and grow up. He has the ability to win many races.

We did not take Samatian to Hereford as Libby O’Flaherty walked the course for me after the change of going description.. It was heading to be fast ground and Samatian was in the last race..

David Bass and Ciaran Gethings were in this morning..

Nick Cook was here third lot to see his KBRS horses General Hubble, El Rio and Zmiinyi.

Shocks in the World Cup Cricket The Netherlands beat South Africa.. This was a bigger shock than Afganistan beating Engalnd

England beat Italy in the Euros..

A mid October evening, I answered a knock on the door. There in front of me was a boy wearing a Dracula mask.

“Trick or treat!” he yelled.

“Nice costume,” I said. “But Halloween’s not for another two weeks.”

“I know,” he said. “But I’m away then.”

To finish..Happy first birthday to Sylvie Nicholls..It is also multiple KBRS owner Vince Burmingham's birthday....

Have a good one both of you, although I feel the celebrations will be slightly different...One of you will be bottle fed?