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28th October 2016

Plus 11 and dry when driving in.

At last Jimmy The Jetplane has won a race over fences yesterday..

Sedgefield is not exactly next door but the race was right and the prize money was good for a small track (£12000 added)..The annoying part of the day was the fact that the ground was sadly not as described; it was on the fast side of good and there were no areas of forecasted 'good to soft in places'..

Yesterday was Jimmy's has run fifth run over fences this summer; he has finished second in the first 4.. So to win yesterday was good news for The Cool Silk Partnership (Barbara Wilkinson, Peter and Karin Swann), me and of course David Bass who like us all was becoming rather frustrated with this talented horse.

Jimmy will be far better right handed and coming off the pace..It is not ideal racing in front but as he is such a good jumper he usually lands there after the first fence.

Our other runner Vital Evidence ran the best race for us when finishing second, beaten ½ a length.. it was his first race over fences.. Not sure he was bred (Juddmonte) expecting to see fences at Sedgefield.

Friday morning David Bass in and we worked Alfies Choice and Braw Angus.. too dark first lot for photos..better next week when the clocks change.

David and Frances Ratcliffe were here second lot to see their KBRP horse Silver Kayf

Mark and Melinda Laws were here third lot to see their horse Battle Dust and their KBRP horse Knockanrawley

Big days racing for us at Uttoxeter as we have four runners. Milan Express, Mr Brinkley, Charbel and Aunty Ann.. Charbel over fences for the first time and in a very hot race..

I am going early to walk the course.. is it really good ground? Charlie Moore is usually right, but I need to check. For my thoughts on their chances please click here.

Short of something to do on Sunday.. Come along to the Cotswold Team Chase.. The flyer is on the right and it is always an interesting day.. watching lunatics fly over natural fences and man made ones flat out at racing speed.. crazy! The venue is just below the yard here at Thorndale..good parking and dry weather forecasted.

During a recent meeting in Heaven, God, Moses and Saint Peter concluded that the behaviour of former President Clinton had brought about the urgent need for an eleventh commandment, particularly since there was a chance that Bill would get into the White House again if Hilary wins.

They worked long and hard in a brain-storming session, trying to settle on the wording of the new commandment, because they realized that it should have the same style, majesty and dignity as the original ten.

They persevered and, after many revisions, finally agreed that the eleventh Commandment should be:

"Thou shalt not comfort thy rod with thy staff."