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20th October 2018

Plus 4, foggy and dry when driving in.

Fakenham is a long way from home but well worth the trip when you have a winner.

Rockys Treasure never saw another horse in his 3 horse novice chase.

David Bass jumped RT off in front and stretched the field.. Jumping well and enjoying himself to win easily.. beating one other finisher.

There was plenty of banter from ATR presenter Matt Chapman in the paddock before the race. First giving me grief for not being at Fakenham, and then persuading Nico de Boinvile to admit that he was far brighter than David Bass...Not difficult!!

Post race interviews revealed that Bass was obviously far brighter as he won the race  and Rockys owner John Perriss was excellent and showed that more owners need interviewing post race to talk about their horses.

Rockys Treasure has now won in Wales, Scotland, England and Ireland….

Gallery Exhibition won best turned out and finished 4th. . Fakenham is as they say a long way from here but they look after owners well and mine all enjoyed their day.

Wincanton was a disaster as Abbreviate pulled far too hard and ended up breaking a blood vessel.

David Bass in this morning and we worked a few.

Jez and Mikey Green and Paul and Julie Addis were here for a morning on the gallops and breakfast as booked through CD Tours

20 members of the British Horse Society were here second lot to see the horses working and a tour..

John and Mandy Battershall were here fourth lot to see their KBRP horse Younevercall and Lord Apparelli.

Peter and Olive Smith were here to see the Shantou gelding and Ian and Ann Dimmer to see our latest KBRP leased horse, Yeavering Belle.. (if you too fancy becoming involved in this lovely Filly by Midnight Legend please ring me or Peter Kerr on 07901763643)

We have no runners today but racing takes place at Ascot where it is their British Champions Day and some fantastic racing.

The last of Charlie Dingwall's recorded comments.. yes these were actually said in court.

ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question?

And last:
ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.

Have a great weeend and see you on Monday.