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27th September 2016

Plus 11 and drizzling when driving in.

Tom Bellamy, Richie McLernon and Ed Bailey were in for a couple of lots this morning. We worked Aliandy and Gaelic Myth.

Graham Potts our vet was not in this morning for his weekly visit. Coming tomorrow..

This week movers and shakers in the official BHA handicap charts are.. By the Boardwalk down 3 to 120, Forgotten Hero down 1 to 93, Patsys Castle up 5 to 105 over fences and up 10 to 115 over hurdles, Sonneofpresenting up 7 to 116.

I would like to publicly thank Bud Booth for his help and support for our in house 5 to Follow (This years competition closes on Friday). Bud runs Market Rasen like a well oiled machine and not even the stable staff get missed.. Free lunches for them; you have to ask..  why is that more racecourse don't follow suit.. We need to look after our staff.

Michael Storey who is still recovering from his sons wedding sent this one over... Yes he was a cricketer too..

Come all ye fair young maidens and harken unto me,
Never trust a cricketer, whoever he may be.

Randier than a sailor who's been six months at sea,
Never let a cricketer's hand an inch above your knee.

First let's take the paceman, pure speed from first to last,
My darlings do be careful; his balls are hard and fast.

Then there's the medium pacer, his balls swing either way;
He's really most persistent and can keep it up all day!

And watch for the off-spinner, girls, another awkward chap.
If you leave him half an opening, he will slip one through the gap

Then there's the wily 'slowy', pure cunning is his strength;
He'll tempt you, then he'll trap you with his very subtle length.

So ladies, do be careful, your mothers would agree.
Never trust a cricketer, whoever he may be.

And what about the opening bat, his struggles never cease!
He has only one ambition, to spend all day at the crease.

The number three is a dasher, he seldom prods and pokes.
When he goes into action, he has a fine array of strokes..

And do beware the slogger, not content with one or two;
When he arrives at the crease then only six will do

Then there's the real stonewaller, girls, he knows what he's about;
And if you let him settle in, it's hard to get him out!

We come now to the last man, I hope this will not shock,
He doesn't mind if he's last man in, as long as he gets a knock.

So, darlings, do be careful, and be well warned by me:
Never trust a cricketer, whoever he may be.

And watch the wicketkeeper, girls, he's full of flair and dash;
And if you raise your heel, he'll whip them off in a flash.

If you take the field with the captain, you had better know the score;
Or he'll have you in positions that you never knew before!

The cricket commentator is a nasty sort of bloke,
He watches all the action and describes it stroke by stroke.

Even the kindly umpire, who looks friendly as a pup;
You'll quickly find you've had it, when he puts his finger up!

So, darlings, please remember and repeat it after me