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31st May 2021

Plus 9 and dry when driving in.

What a stunning weekend weather wise, and another today.. How a bank holiday should be.

On the racing front Aliandy ran ok while The Bull McCabe ran well and although he finished 3rd, he will be a better horse next time over further.

Yesterday morning we had a first visit from Mark and Antonia Davies.. they were here to see their horse El Presente.. Charlie Egerton was with them.. great to see all three here.. A stunning morning to see Thorndale at its best.

Freddy Wills’s family lunch a winner, and happy birthday for today Freddy.

Chris Broad the famous jockeys agent retired over the weekend.. Time now for Chris to have a normal life.. no more 4.30 am starts and talking to trainers all morning trying to pin them down on what and where they run their horses and who rides them..

Gordy Clarkson takes over the reins.. Good lucky Gordy.. The job is never as easy as Broady made it look!.

Steve West who has a share in Imperial Racing called in.. Steve is spending the Bank Holiday walking the Cotswolds..

We have two runners today at Huntingdon.. Sammeo and Lord Apparelli.For my thoughts on their chances please click here.

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