Ness Of Brodgar runs at 8.50 ...

We have two runners today

Thursday, 16 August 2018

"If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden."

Robert Brault.

Overcast at first lot

It’s a wet morning and the forecast is for it to continue until at least lunchtime. This rain should do some good though as it will actually get into the ground, unlike the last lot which just ran off the top. We have had a good morning once again but very busy as we have got two runners today and four tomorrow. Everybody is working well and things have gone smoothly.

Melo Pearl

Our two runners today are at Wolverhampton this afternoon and Yarmouth early evening. At Wolverhampton Astrobreeze runs in the one mile six furlong handicap at 3.20. She ran well last time at Yarmouth and I have upped her in trip this time out. I am sure she has the chance of making the frame once again today. Astrofire hasn’t run for quite a while but she runs in the one mile three and a half furlong handicap at Yarmouth at 5.55. She should be suited by the big step up in trip and has learned to settle as she has got older. I am hoping for a better run from her and this will get her spot on for the future.

The clouds look full of rain

I see Mark Johnston is saying that cobalt doesn’t improve a horse’s ability to run, or their performance. I am sure he is right in this as he is a qualified vet and a very successful trainer, so he should certainly know. Why the BHA are paranoid about this I don’t know. As I stated yesterday our sport is very clean and we must do everything we can to not go the same way as athletics where there is a constant stream of dope offences in the press. We are nothing like the athletics and must get this across.