The Flame was mightily impressive at Thorpe Lodge on Sunday, he was always prominent and quicken away 2 out to win like a very good horse. Tommie couldn’t pull him up……. He has come out of his race in very good order. Sophie said he was fresh and well this morning.
I went on to Ayr from Thorpe Lodge, Storm Nelson ran a very creditable race finishing 4th in a very competitive bumper, the winner looks special and Storm Nelson was doing all of his best work at the end of the race. It is always nice to see young horses finishing their races as they will always be progressive from there. Richard Johnson liked him, said he will win plenty of races and had he got stuck into him sooner he’d have been a lot closer. Thankfully, I managed to get south before the highways agency decided to close off roads for the night. Poor Albert and Storm Nelson got home at 2 A.M. Storm Nelson has been rolling and kicking about in the mud all day, the fields are pretty delicious for the horses at the moment. Albert is feeling his age.