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26th April 2023

Plus 5 and dry when driving in.

Ffos Las on a sunny afternoon is all well and good if you are a casual racegoer, but not so helpful if you are an owner who sent your horse all that way for good to soft ground.

Thankfully for John Perriss he had two runners and although I Got Stung ran and finished 5th his other horse Lady Of The Night was again a non-runner .. Bangor on Saturday and FL yesterday.. LOTN needs soft ground and they did not have the rain that was expected…

Such is life at this time of year and although I know John and Penny always enjoy racing there..they might have been happier if they could have run both horses..

David Bass and Ciaran Gething were in to ride out.. Ciaran who rode in France yesterday, rode his 200th winner at Bangor on Saturday

Festival time.. Punchestown started yesterday wth a bang.. Their Champion Chase was a cracker..Perth’s 3 day Festival starts today..Two Festival meetings you should attend before you…

Michael Storey called in last night bearing gifts.. Sadly they might have to wait to be opened.. Very kind Michael.

Record prices at yesterday Goffs Uk Breeze up sales.

Paul Nicholls and connections of Sandalwood, who won Picks Lad at Taunton on April 13th, were found to in breach of the rules of racing which resulted in the placing being reversed have decided to appeal.. This will be heard on the morning of May 11..Your thoughts..But you need to watch the final bend..

My new little book quotes Grocho Marx for saying 'Men chase golf balls when they are too old to chase anything else'