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24th June 2023

Plus 17 and dry when driving in.

That was another fantastic run by Ajero yesterday at Royal Ascot.. He finished 4th in what was a very competitive handicap.. We hoped the old boy would run well as he had been working and looking back to his best.

The race was probably not run to suit but we can always come up with excuses as to why, but all in all we were so pleased with him..

Leigh had him looking his best in the paddock.

That was Ajero's second visit to Royal Ascot.. He was second in the same race last year.

Ajero's half brother Charbel ran at the Cheltenham Festival three time and although he was never placed he ran a blinder when 5th behind Altior in The Supreme Novice Hurdle and of course he will always be remembered as the horse who might have beaten Altior over fences in the Arkle Chase when falling at the second last..What a festival family..

Perhaps Ascot will start a veterans race series for next year!

It was very warm at RA and yet again it was fantastic racing and today promises to be very special… the last day of flat racings premier meeting..

This piece in yesterdays Racing Post made me chuckle!

It has not been a good week for my cars.

My Tesla’s power steering went on Saturday and had to low loaded home and yesterday my trusty Amazon 4x4 died at Ascot and had the similar indignity of being low loaded home..

Thankfully Mat was able to persuade Kai Lenihan, who was on his way home from Ascot, to turn round and take us all home.. now I am carless or careless!

No jockeys in this morning.. David Bass is like many thousands is at Glastonbury..

We have no runners over the weekend.

No really appropriate but I know how he feels..

Have a good one and see you on Monday bright and early.