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25th January 2024

Plus 8 and drizzling when driving in... Sorry about the lateness of this update.. Technical problems!

Welsh glue? That’s how Chepstow's ground was described by those who rode on it.

Grand Escaparde should now qualify for a handicap mark and hopefully better ground might spring an improvement..Magical Escape was 4th and needs further, Espoir De Romay also 4th and struggled to get his legs out of the mire after an good early round, while Moonlighter ran well to finish 4th

My speed awareness course was far easier to understand on line, while on zoom, that appearing in a classroom… Many things forgotten and much learnt.

For those interested in the BHA thoughts on saving meetings and races when lost to weather should read this. And in other news the plans to limit stable/owner runners to 4 in big handicaps has also gone on the back burner.

We try again at Wetherby with The Edgar Wallace and at Huntingdon with Tregele. For my thoughts please click here.

The first day ot the India Test match.. England batting.. spinners hard at work and doing their job?

This has been sent to me so many times recently that perhaps it is a hint that it needs putting on my blog..

‘An Irishman walks into a bar in Dublin, orders three pints of Guinness.

He sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn.

When he finished all three, he comes back to the bar and orders three more.

The bartender says to him,

"You know, a pint goes flat after I draw it but it would taste better if you bought one at a time."

The Irishman replies, "Well, you see, I have two brothers.

One is in America, the other in Australia, and I'm here in Dublin.

When we all left home, we promised that we'd drink this way to remember the days when we all used to drink together."

The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there.

The Irishman becomes a regular in the bar and always drinks the same way.

He orders three pints and drinks the three pints by taking drinks from each of them in turn.

Just after New Years Day, he comes in and orders two pints.

All the other regulars in the bar notice and fall silent.

When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, "I don't want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your sad loss."

The Irishman looks confused for a moment, then a light dawns in his eyes and he laughs.

"Oh, no," he says, "Everyone is fine. It's me......I'm doing Dry January’

To finish.. we have a new Owner Of The Month.. Emma Fowler..