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27th February 2016
Plus 2 and dry when driving in.
Busy morning with plenty working. Richie McLernon, Jason Maguire were in to ride out as was Tom Clarkson; Tom will be riding in the Greatwood Charity race at Newbury next Saturday on Nam Hai ..If you fancy supporting Tom please click here.. all in a good cause.
Neil Spencer, Paula Jerem, June Plevey, Phil and Meriel Price, Paul Goring and Leigh Millar were all here for 'a morning on the gallops and breakfast' as booked through CD Tours.
John Benson was also here to see his KBRP horses Silver Kayf and Our Belle Amie canter.
John and Penny Perriss called in third lot to see their horses.. John’s Emily Gray, The Drinkymeister, By The Boardwalk, Dueling Banjos, Sugar Loaf Sholto and his new horse Champagne A Go while Penny saw her Widow On The Run and Queer Times.
We have two runners today.. Twelve Roses runs at Kempton; he has had a wind op since his last run while Sunblazer heads to Lingfield to run on the all weather.. For my thoughts on their respective chances please click here.
A father put his 3 year old daughter to bed, told her a story and listened to her prayers which ended by saying:"God bless Mommy, God bless Daddy, God bless Grandma and goodbye Grandpa."
The father asked, "Why did you say goodbye Grandpa?"
The little girl said, "I don't know, Daddy, it just seemed like the thing to do." The next day grandpa died.
The father thought it was a strange coincidence.
A few months later the father put the girl to bed and listened to her prayers which went like this: "God bless Mommy, God Bless Daddy and goodbye Grandma."
The next day the grandmother died. "Holy Moley, thought the father, "this kid is in contact with the otherside."
Several weeks later when the girl was going to bed the dad heard her say: "God bless Mommy and goodbye Daddy."He practically went into shock.
He couldn't sleep all night and got up at the crack of dawn to go to his office. He was nervous as a cat all day, had lunch and watched the clock. He figured if he could get by until midnight he would be okay.
He felt safe in the office, so instead of going home at the end of the day he stayed there, drinking coffee, looking at his watch and jumping at every sound.
Finally, midnight arrived, he breathed a sigh of relief and went home.
When he got home his wife said, "I've never seen you work so late, what's the matter?"
He said, "I don't want to talk about it, I've just spent the worst day of my life."
She said, "You think you had a bad day, you'll never believe what happened to me this morning. My golf pro dropped dead in the middle of my lesson.
Before you go you must read Alastair Down's article in todays Racing Post Page 4..Have a great weekend.