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We have two runners today at Wolverhampton

Monday, 05 February 2018

"A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction."

Oscar Wilde.

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Cantering up Hamilton Hill

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Four Fifty Three

It’s a bright and clear morning, but very cold. There is no sign of the snow showers that were forecast but I suppose there is plenty of time for that to materialise. The forecasters say it is going to be the coldest week of the winter so far with the wind coming from the north. It will just be a case of keeping everything warm and giving them a good exercise, which we have been doing this morning. Mind you we have had two non-runners, one in the yard and one riding out, which always disappoints, but everybody else has been working really well and the horses have been getting a couple of good canters close to home on Hamilton Hill.

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Ginger Lady

We have two runners today both in the twilight meeting at Wolverhampton. There will be three men and a dog there as usual, but let’s hope we can have two good runners. Indian Red won well there last time, went up several pounds for doing so, but must have another decent chance of getting his head in front again tonight. Our other runner is Ness Of Brodgar in the one mile one furlong novice. She ran a sound race last time, will be handicapped after this run, but I think she will give a good account of herself tonight as she will stay well and will be doing all her best work at the finish.

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Cantering upsides

It was very sad to read of the death of Malcolm Jefferson at the end of last week. He was a most marvellous man, a proper horse person and a proper people person. I don’t know anybody who begrudged him any success and that says it all in today’s world. Our best wishes and condolences go to his family who will be continuing with his training dynasty.