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4th October 2016

Plus 10 and dry when driving in.

Yesterday was not a good one at Southwell. Monkhouse was never going well and Gaelic Myth damaged himself. Frankly wanted better, but it was not to be.

This morning we worked Champagne To Go and Champion Chase; the rest cantered

Tony and Caroline Ashall were also here this morning.

Graham Potts our vet was is in this morning to assess..

Good to be back in the UK.. 30 degrees in France and with plenty of time in airports and aeroplanes I was able to finish Sam Morshead's book..Racing Through Life.. A Jump Jockeys Tale.

For those of you who enjoy reading racing stories this is an easy read and one that will amuse and make you appreciate what a jump jockeys life is all about.. Dreams, the highs and lows, and concussion comes to a 'head' consistently through the pages..Please be tempted to buy the book as it would help my friend and I can promise a good and easy read.

This weeks movers and shakers in the weekly BHA handicap charts are.. Net Work Rouge down 1 to 130 and Sunblazer down 1 on both the all weather and turf to 95 and 88 respectively.

More court quotes..

Q: How was your first marriage terminated?
A: By death.
Q: And by whose death was it terminated?

Q: Can you describe the individual?
A: He was about medium height and had a beard.
Q: Was this a male, or a female?

Q: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
A: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.