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20th November 2018

Plus 4 and dry when driving in.

Modern technology when it goes wrong is a pain. Yesterday we had no internet.. ‘Gigaclear outrage’… It certainly lived up to its title..

I stopped Sandie coming in as no point in doing accounts on line if there was no online facility, and that was just the start of it..a very frustrating day.

Back on now thankfully..

Sunblazer 3rd last night at Kempton.. Empty racecourse and not a great result.. Our booked jockey James Doyle taken ill early evening so Joshua Bryan replaced but he came far too wide into the home straight.. Such is life in flat racing as one mistake is all it takes.. There will be other days..

Gallery Exhibition left the yard to go point to pointing yesterday, while Paul and Clare Rooney sent me another well bred filly,  a 3 year old by Flemensfirth out of Dorabelle.

This morning Another Venture and Abbreviate had an away day.

Alan and Sally James  were here third lot to see their KBRP horses Peeping Tom, Lord Apparelli  and Royal Supremo.. they also brought along some friends..Sharon and Bob Atkins.

No vet today..This weeks movers and shakers in the BHA handicap charts were…Agent Memphis dow 1 to 99, By The Boardwalk up 3 to 113, Cloone Lady down 5 to 108, Vinndication matches his hurdle mark over fences to 149 while Younevercall goes up a whopping 12lbs to 157.. and if you don't put Mikey Hamill on and his 3lb allowance then it is 15lbs!!

We have 4 runners today at Southwell where I hope the ground is as good as they forecast.. they are usually very good.

We run Ben Arthur, Johnny Ocean, Sea Story and Rose To Fame and for my thoughts on their chances please click here.

Russell Field, who must be bored, sent these over..

Teacher: How old is your father?
Kid: He is 6 years.
Teacher: What? How is this possible?
Kid: He became father only when I was born.
Children Are Quick and Always Speak Their Minds

TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America .
MARIA: Here it is.
TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America ?
CLASS: Maria.

TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
JOHN: You told me to do it without using the tables.

TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?'
TEACHER: No, that's wrong
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.

To finish.. Looking for a Christmas present and a good read. Mark Smyly's book on Peter Walwyn. 'Basil'.. Click here to buy..