Lamanver Odyssey and Adeenne des Sevres jumped some hurdles on the schooling strip. All the other horses cantered around the sand or up the hill. Furiously Fast runs in the first race at Sedgefield tomorrow, it would be nice to be champion trainer for 30 minuets and joint champion trainer for an hour. He’s done plenty of schooling and has the right conditional jockey on board in David Noonan. He won’t disgrace himself, he’s fit and well. Once morning stables were complete I took the hurdles off the schooling ground and replaced them with fences. On Friday we will be schooling the weekends runners.
After lunch I went to visit Lady Cobham between Salisbury and Blandford Forum, she has some lovely stock in a beautiful setting. Hitting traffic through Marlborough and Swindon on the way home made me realise how luck I am that I don’t commute on a daily basis, it is grim. However, I did listen to very interesting program on Radio 4 about the trafficking of Ivory.
Looking at the results in Punchestown it would appear that Cheltenham and Aintree festivals have taken their toll on a few.
I will be home late from Sedgefield tomorrow night so there will be no blog.