Onwards and upwards ...

We have three runners today

Thursday, 23 May 2019

"Let Freedom never perish in your hands."

Joseph Addison.

The Peat Moss Gallop

Isaac Murphy and Astromerry

It’s a very similar day to yesterday, being dry and warm with very little wind. It’s been a good morning with the horses and with Daniel Muscutt in, we worked a couple on the Peat Moss at first lot. The rest have been cantering close to home on Hamilton Hill. Considering we have three runners today everything has gone smoothly and the horses are looking pictures in the sunshine.

     30_Garswood     42_Break
(L-R) Garswood ex Mega and Break Cover

We have three runners today two at Goodwood and one tonight at Chelmsford. The first runner is Velvet Vision in the fillies’ handicap at 3.10. The ground will be just lively enough but the trip will suit and she could certainly get involved at a big price today. Our next runner is Garrel Glen in the Listed Race, the mile and a quarter at 4.20. She ran a much better race than the results suggest at Newmarket last time out. This trip will suit and in fact I think she will get further in time. If she handles the track, which I think she will do, we have got every chance of being in the mix. Our other runner is Roof Garden who has won twice at course and distance here. He is drawn well but the race needs to be run to suit. If it is a dawdle it will be against us, so David Egan who rides will have to be on his mettle.

Walking back after exercise

The Jockey Club and the county council have installed two brand new traffic lights on the Cambridge Road which at long last has revolutionised the horses trying to cross the road safely. These lights have cost a lot of money but are a lot cheaper than an underpass and I am sure will save an accident, which was just waiting to happen. We now need some on the other side of town on the Norwich and Bury St Edmunds road which I am sure will come in time. They are in a different county and all the paperwork and paraphernalia takes time to organise. You would think in this day and age government departments would share, but that’s too simple and common sensicle for this to happen.