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28th October 2019

Plus 1 when driving in, first frost of the winter!

Well what a weekend for Rugby! England played phenomenally against New Zealand and now head to the World Cup Final to face South Africa next saturday. I don't think I have ever watched a more exciting game of rugby.

We only had one runner at Cheltenham on Saturday in Rocky's Treasure who hated the ground and made a bad mistake. Robin the Raven didn't run because of the testing ground. 

Dandy Dan ran a brilliant race up at Kelso for his owners Phil and Gill Andrews, he was off a mark which was much higher than last year.  

Yesterday Wandrin Star was winner number 8 for the yard and a brilliant result for owner Penny Perriss. Lots of Luck will definitely improve for the experience. 

The clocks went back on saturday meaning we gained an extra hour in bed on Sunday but our staff will no doubt be arriving to work and leaving in the dark. It has certainly dropped in temperature and the non stop rain seems to have caused havoc in parts of the country. I am sure the weather is alot nicer in Sydney!!!

We have a new horse in the yard, Imperial Icon has arrived from Kevin Ross' yard in Ireland, which we will be training for Imperial Racing. 

Darren Smith was here to see his KBRP horse Vinndication

The Coral Welsh Grand National, one of the most challenging tests of the jumps season, is set to become even more demanding with an extra furlong added to the historic Chepstow handicap.

My first racing boss Richard Phillips wrote an interesting article for the Racing Post yesterday on how to get more people involved in racing and show just how loved the horses are. Kim has always said that our gate is open for visitors and we do welcome rather a lot of people, whether that be through CD Tours or Gallop Morning booked through our website.