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More rain is forecast for Thursday

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

"If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow."

William McFee.

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Being washed down after exercise

After rain overnight we have had no more this morning but it’s been overcast and I think more is due, especially on Thursday. It’s been a busy morning in fact one of those mornings which drive you to distraction, but most businesses have these sorts of days and everything is soon forgotten. First lot galloped on the turf Between The Banks, which all went well. It was great to be back on the turf and I always love this gallop. Second and third lot kept to the Southfields Round polytrack where we cantered a mile and a half at a steady pace. Everything went smoothly.

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Astrojewel

We have one runner today late afternoon at Chelmsford where we run Ginger Lady in the 5 o’clock. She ran well there last time and I am sure will do so again. There are one or two in the race who have some reasonable form. It looks like we will be having several runners on Thursday and Friday and I am very optimistic about a good show from them all.

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Astromerry having a pick of grass

It was interesting to hear this morning that most premier league football clubs don’t require spectators at their grounds to make a profit as the money from the TV company’s is so huge. I ponder the idea that most racecourses would make more money if they had no spectators, as they wouldn’t need all the staff numbers and would only need the stewards, medical staff and stall handlers. It is just me wondering after hearing the football news on the radio.