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22nd November 2018
Minus 3 and dry when driving in.
Our first snow flakes of the winter yesterday.. Hard to believe, and I just hope it is not a taste of what is to come this winter?
It did not stop racing and in fact Chepstow was far warmer than Andoversford..
Soft ground or nearly at Chepstow made for some good jump racing and we ran just the one.
Newtide, who at nearly 17 hands is not a small one.. an old fashioned chasing sort who showed by running 4th in a good quality novice hurdle that Michael and Mary Dulverton have a smashing potential chaser for next season.. On what he showed yesterday he should be winning a hurdle or two on the way.
Thursday is our easy day although Mr Grey Sky and Those Tiger Feet had an away day.
Martyn and Sandra Steer-Fowler and Tim and Anita Dymond called in third lot to see their horse Miss Gemstone.
We have no runners today or tomorrow, so a chance to catch up on office work.
The last of Russell Field’s school class room offerings..
TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish him?
LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his hand......
TEACHER: Now, Simon , tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SIMON: No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook.
TEACHER: Clyde , your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's.. Did you copy his?
CLYDE : No sir, It's the same dog.
TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD: A teacher