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29th July 2022

Plus 12 and dry when driving in.

Goodwood yesterday.. Fun as always with Keith and Liz Ellis in cracking form. Plans made for their two horses Behindtheveil and Thruthelookinglass, now they have to come to fruition..

Harry found us just in time to cadge a lift home. Great to have him home for a few days.

We managed to avoid TNDGB and TUMCB in the car park when leaving for home…. Their usual spot under the trees by the entrance to the trainers car park was as busy as always.

Hollie Doyle.. My god she is a good rider. Tough, hugely competitive and brilliant. She was superb on Nashwa. Hollie and Rachel Blackmore have set new standards when it comes to women riders. Both take no prisoners!

Shinobi.. Not a good run at Stratford..

Ciaran Gethings was in this morning.. We jumped Charming Getaway and Gerard Mentor.

Toby Edwards was here first lot with his daughter Eliza. Toby who now lives in the USA used to ride the odd horse for me and then became my head lad.. back in the 80s... Toby who was born in the West Country moved to the States where he rode as a jockey before he started training.

Toby is now Executive Director of The Carolina Cup Racing Association.

Did you watch the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games last night? It was Excellent.

The BHA have tried to explain their descision over the Fallon swearing incident.

People who wonder if the glass is half empty or half full miss the point.. The glass is refillable..