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21st November 2018

Plus 2 and damp when driving in. We had rain overnight here.

It was cold and wet at Southwell and although it is predominately an all weather tack they do a good job on their grass course.

They produced proper good winter jumping ground yesterday and were rewarded with some good racing and a fair crowd.. They also try hard with owners and look after them well.

Our runners filled all the places bar the important one. Ben Arthur was 5th and was a shade disappointing.. he returned with a very nasty cut which need quiet a bit of veterinary attention. Johnny Ocean ran far better than either of his two pervious runs over hurdles and finished 4th. Sea Story ran a blinder and jumped well to finish 2nd while Rose To Fame again ran well to finish 3rd in the bumper.

David Bass was in this morning and we worked a few and jumped a few to - First Lot Second Lot Third Lot, Schooling

We jumped Rhaegar, Charbel, Agent Memphis, Fubar, Wandrin Star, Mon Palois, Rockys Treasure, Bandon Roc and Silver Kayf

Liz Humphey and Susan Taylor were here third lot to see their KBRP horse  Pond Road and Royal Supremo

David Miller  was also here third lot to see his KBRP horses Peeping Tom and Mergeela

Alice and Michael Timmis, Sylvia Jarvis and Mary Neale were all here 4th lot to see their Thoroughbred Racing horse Alfie Corbitt .. Frances Howard from HCTR was here too.

Graham Potts our vet was here late morning as planned.

We have just the one runner today at Chepstow. Newtide makes his hurdle debut and for my thoughts on his chances please click here.

Here are a few more school thoughts from Russell Field...

TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
TEACHER: What are you talking about?
DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O.

TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.

TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.

TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with ' I. '
MILLIE: I is...
TEACHER: No, Millie...... always say, 'I am.'
MILLIE: All right... 'I am the ninth letter of the alphabet'