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25th January 2016

Plus 9 and dry when driving in.

Molly’s A Diva probably knew it was going to be her last race as she pulled for the very first time in her racing career.. Was she keen to start her new life I wonder?

John Perriss, her owner and breeder, now has the lovely problem of choosing which lucky stallion she is going to visit.

Molly, who won 7 out of her 23 starts, which included the championship listed mares bumper at Sandown, will make a fabulous broodmare.

Ascot really do jump racing well.

I love racing there and Saturday's card was a good one, even if it showed that Willie Mullins has no peer when it comes to good horses. Bookmakers are now saying Willie could be Champion trainer in two countries by the end of the season.. some feat if he achieves that, but it is certainly possible having seen the winners he had over the weekend.

Talking weekend.. Yesterday's Heythrop point to point was almost as good as Ascot?

Huge crowds on what was a warm and dry day. Mud was everywhere but that did not stop people coming, but if you failed to arrive in a 4x4 you were probably towed off the course.

Johnny Wills, who owns the course should be rightly proud of what he has achieved. A dream for him and yesterday was their 4th year and by far their best. Good racing and good crowds.. rumour has it they took over £12,000 on the gate.. many racecourse would be proud of that.

We have two runners today at Kempton. Gallery Exhibition and Gaelic Myth. Both horse would prefer better ground but both will like the course. For my thoughts on their chances please click here.

I have the delights of a dentist appointment on the way to Kempton....

Sandra Arkwright sent this over..

A man goes to a female dentist to have a tooth extracted.

She pulls out a large syringe to give him anaesthesia shot.

’No way, no needles! I hate needles!!' The man exclaims

So she starts to hook up the nitrous oxide tank and the man says, 'I can't do the gas thing either. Just the thought of having a mask over my face suffocates me!’’

The dentist then asks the patient if he had any objections to taking a pill.

No he says. 'I am fine with pills'

The lady then gives him two little blue pills and he swallows them.

'What are those?' he asks

'Viagra' she calmly replies

'I’ll be damned' said the man. 'I didn't know Viagra works as a pain killer?'

'It doesn't' says the wise old lady 'but it will give you something to hold onto while I pull your teeth'.