Bells on Sunday and Isle of Ewe have come out of their races well, Bells on Sunday has now earned an entry in the mare’s bumper at Aintree. Isle of Ewe has earned a few easy days; Yesterday’s journey was long for her. She left here at 6.30 a.m. and arrived home around 12.15 a.m. 20 years ago any journey over 3 hours was considered an overnight. Now trainers don’t think anything of doing a 10 or 12-hour round trip.
The last storm has put pay to many running plans, I think what looked a mad weekend will now be much more manageable. I will walk Hereford p2p on Saturday evening before deciding what, if anything runs there. At this stage, all those entered under rules on Saturday will stay at home. Hagstone and Very Intense may make the journey to Carlisle where there is some good ground. We now have to go through the whole drying ground rigmarole again.
Phil came up from Cornwall this morning to collect lamanver Alchemy who has gone on her holidays in Cornwall. Mrs Newell was her to give Bells a few apples and us a delicous cake.
It is far to say this fella has certainly been to a few race meetings, he was spotted at Hexham yesterday. You can only see half of them!
Flat racing has now taken over the Racing Post which sends me into a decline and bores me to death.