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30th October 2018

0 degrees and dry when driving in.

Norman Carter was here third lot to see his horses Sunblazer and Diamond Gait and his son Alex was here to see his KBRP horse Arthurs Sixpence.

Graham Potts our vet was here for his Tuesday visit.

Paul and Clare Rooney’s new horse The Milan Girl has arrived.

This weeks movers and shakers in the BHA handicap charts were Commodore Barry up 4 to 131, Dandy Dan up 8 to 140 and Rhaegar up 5 to 123..

We have 4 runners today, all in Wales... Agent Memphis, Mr Macho and Braw Angus at Chepstow and Aliandy at Bangor...

For my thoughts on their chances please click here.

I am heading to Chepstow and Mat to Bangor.. we will both be walking the course..

An A-Z (almost) of rude U.K. place names as found by John Cootes..

Acock’s Green, Worcestershire,

Balls Green, Kent,

Cocks, Cornwall

Dicks Mount, Suffolk

Fanny Hands Lane, Lincolnshire

Golden Balls, Oxfordshire,

Hooker Road, Norwich

Jolly’s Bottom, Cornwall,

Knockerdown, Derbyshire,

Little Horwood, Bucks,

Minge Lane, Worcestershire

North Piddle, Worcestershire

Ogle Close, Merseyside

Pratt’s Bottom, Kent

Ramsbottom, Lancs,

Shaggs, Dorset,

Titty Ho, Northamptonshire

Upperthong, West Riding, Yorkshire,

Willey, Warwickshire