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23rd April 2022
Plus 7 and dry when driving in.
Charles Rowe helding a drinks party last night in our little hamlet of Sevenhampton...Fun evening.
I don't often meet, let alone see many of the locals as I am up early and late back, so last night it was good to catch up. We are very lucky as 98% of the locals are around 100% of the time.
Better news on Josh Moore last night..
Another expensive day at Tattersalls Cheltenham Sales
Prices high and hard to buy.. BUT.. We came home with 2.
Lot 26 Top Target for John Perriss
Lot 50 Bare Assets ..Bare Assets is a lovely mare who has an excellent pedigree.. I have bought her on spec.. yes she is for sale..
David Bass and Ciran Gethings in.
Gwen Meacham was here second lot to see her KBRS horses Gerard Mentor, Charming Getaway and Voyburg.
Joe Goldring was here third lot.
Todays is the last day of the 2021/2022 jumps season. It has been a tough one and like so many days ground is an issue.. It is fast at Sandown today, but watered.
Some years ago it was not watered so we knew where we were on that sort of ground and horses became used to it.. Watered can be false.. The Whitbread as todays big race used to be called holds a very soft spot for me as I have won it twice.
Mr Frisk won it 3 weeks after winning the Grand National..Mr Frisk is still the only horse to win the Grand National and this race in the same year..Video..It was a staggering jumping performance
Docklands Express won in controversial manner but a winner all the same.. DE had fallen at the first in the National 3 weeks earlier and then won at Stratford three after winning The Whitbread! Video.
Have a great weekend and I will see you on Monday..and for racing bods.. see you next season..It used to mean a 2 month break. Now it is one week..