MAY 2017

 

 

Monday 29 May 2017

Here are yesterday’s results for my runners of interest:

 

Fontwell Park:

Midnight Jitterbug (Noel Williams/Ian Popham) finished 3rd and Londonia (Graeme McPherson/Charlie Deutsch/EPDS Racing) won the Handicap Hurdle [2 miles 1 furlong & 145 yards] (11 ran); he pulled very hard and also veered towards the exit on the run to the line, so it was fortunate that he won!

 

Kelso:

Our Reward (Jamie Snowden/William Featherstone/EPDS Racing) finished 2nd in the Novices’ Handicap Chase (6 ran); the ex-Alan King-trained Fred Le Macon finished 3rd.

 

Uttoxeter:

Rockchasebullett (Fergal O’Brien/Paddy Brennan/EPDS Racing Twitterati Racing Club) finished 2nd in the Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (7 ran); he may well have won had he not made an error at the final flight, he was leading at the time and was caught by the rallying Mrsrobin.  It was an expensive mistake, as the winner took home £3,249 and the runner-up only £954. 

Beat That finished as runner-up to Brother Tedd in the Beginners’ Chase; Black Corton was a non-runner, so 3 ran.  The Nicky Henderson-runner is Might Bite’s half-brother. 

 

And today’s results at Huntingdon:

Celtic Artesan (Rebecca Menzies/Jamie Hamilton/EPDS Racing) finished 5th in the Handicap Hurdle [1 mile 7 furlongs & 171 yards]

Potterman (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) won the Standard Open NH Flat Race (6 ran); Wayne’s 10th winner of the season.

 

My productiveness slowed down during the weekend ... I didn’t get much done yesterday because I spent the afternoon getting ready to go out; I attended ‘Remembering Fred’ starring Strictly Come Dancing’s Janette and Aljaž yesterday evening.  The couple are engaged and will be getting married this summer, somewhere in the UK.  They will then travel to Slovenia to celebrate with his family, before heading to Miami to celebrate yet again with hers!  It was an excellent show; I’ve enjoyed all the dance shows I’ve attended this Spring.  The couple have already published the dates of their 2018 tour!  The nearest is in Watford, on a Saturday, towards the end of May.

 

I tried to watch the final episode of Grantchester, which I’d recorded, when I got home yesterday evening; I was too tired and probably only managed to see around 10 minutes before I dozed off to sleep in the armchair. I didn’t hear any of the thunder or see any lightening that was reported to have occurred in the Southeast during the early hours.   

 

Today I planted three fuchsias in a trough in the front garden, having removed the pansies which had been killed off by the recent heat.  I was concerned when I found numerous woodlice in the trough compost but, having researched on the internet, I discovered these are harmless to the plants.

 

My ‘diary-time’ has been somewhat curtailed today, because Djokovic was playing his first round match at the French Open; I had to watch the match in order to catch glimpses of the lovely Andre Agassi who is now his coach!!!  However, I did do some knitting whilst the match was on, so it was not totally unproductive ...

Saturday 27 May 2017

Here are yesterday’s results for my runners of interest at Worcester:

Adrrastos (Jamie Snowden/Aidan Coleman) finished 3rd in the NH Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (9 ran).

Minella Treasure (Noel Williams/Wayne Hutchinson) finished 3rd in the Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) (4 ran).

Thady Quil (Martin Keighley/Andrew Tinkler) finished 4th in the Handicap Hurdle [2 miles 7 furlongs] (12 ran).

Viking Mistress (Martin Keighley/Richard Johnson) won the Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (13 ran); Martin’s 2nd winner of the season.

 

There is one result to report today, from Ffos Las:

Fortified Bay (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) finished 3rd in the Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (5 ran).

 

Tomorrow’s runners of interest are as follows:

 

Fontwell Park:

16:05 Midnight Jitterbug (Noel Williams/Ian Popham) & Londonia (Graeme McPherson/Charlie Deutsch/EPDS Racing) – Handicap Hurdle [2 miles 1 furlong & 145 yards]

 

Kelso:

16:25 Our Reward (Jamie Snowden/William Featherstone/EPDS Racing) – Novices’ Handicap Chase; the ex-Alan King-trained Fred Le Macon also runs in this race.

 

Uttoxeter:

17:15 Rockchasebullett (Fergal O’Brien/Paddy Brennan/EPDS Racing Twitterati Racing Club) – Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Beat That runs in the Beginners’ Chase at 14:35; his rivals are Brother Tedd, Black Corton plus AN Other.

 

There’s further news to report from the Goffs HIT sale.  Authorized Too was withdrawn from the sale but Bingo D’Olivate was purchased by trainer Gemma Anderson and will be syndicated for her Racing Club at a fee of £30 a week.  She bought him for just £1,800; she’s based near Carlisle.  I hope he’s happy at his new stable and in his new role, bless him: 

 

https://mobile.twitter.com/GemEJAnderson/status/867876387302125568/photo/1

 

I’m a numpty; I came home yesterday from work without my long-distance glasses.  Amazingly, I wore my PC glasses for my walk home and didn’t even realise there was anything wrong.  Because my eyesight changes regularly these days, I only have one pair of the current prescription, so I am relying on my previous ones until Tuesday.         

 

I’ve been slaving over a hot laptop today, working on my diaries.  Yesterday evening, after my evening meal, I planted out 24 annual begonias in the wall surrounding the patio.  I still need to remove the pansies from the trough in the front garden before planting three fuchsias in their stead.

 

The weather has been good in my area today, apart from a short downpour early this morning.  I saw one flash of lightning, but didn’t hear the accompanying thunder.  Cartmel’s fixture was hit by particularly bad weather and, as a result, was abandoned part-way through.

Thursday 25 May 2017

Here are today’s results for my runners of interest at Warwick:

Talkischeap (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) won the Novices’ Hurdle (7 ran).

Midnight Cowboy (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) won the Novices’ Handicap Chase (6 ran).

Wayne’s 8th and 9th winners of the season.

 

There are four runners of interest tomorrow, at Worcester:

19:20 Adrrastos (Jamie Snowden/Aidan Coleman) – NH Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier)

19:50 Minella Treasure (Noel Williams/Wayne Hutchinson) – Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier)

20:20 Thady Quil (Martin Keighley/Andrew Tinkler) – Handicap Hurdle [2 miles 7 furlongs]

20:50 Viking Mistress (Martin Keighley/Richard Johnson) – Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

 

There’s further news from the Goffs’ Horses In Training Sale.  Philip Kirby purchased Canford Chimes for £31,000 and Tom Malone bought Ardamir for £26,000.  Handsome Sam was purchased for £10,000 by Patrick Bailey.

 

Graeme McPherson bought two further horses today – Cuil Rogue from Nicky Richards and My Charity from Oliver Sherwood.

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Here are today’s results for my runners of interest at Southwell:

Lerichi Belle (Martin Keighley/Andrew Tinkler) was a non-runner in the Mares’ NH Novices Hurdle

Dynamo (Jamie Snowden/Sam Twiston-Davies) finished 5th in the Handicap Hurdle [2 miles 7 furlongs & 209 yards] (8 ran).

Fairmount (Martin Keighley/Andrew Tinkler) finished 5th and Samson The Man (Noel Williams/Wayne Hutchinson) finished 2nd in the Standard Open NH Flat Race (8 ran).

 

McCabe Creek finished 2nd of 5 in his race.

 

There are two runners of interest tomorrow, at Warwick:

14:10 Talkischeap (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) – Novices’ Hurdle

15:20 Midnight Cowboy (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) – Novices’ Handicap Chase

 

The Goffs Horses In Training sale is taking place over two days, so Canford Chimes and Ardamir haven’t been sold yet. 

 

However, Altior’s half brother Silverhow has been sold to Colin Tizzard for £60,000 and Vaniteux has been sold to David Pipe for £125,000!

 

I notice that Graeme McPherson bought three horses today – Cranbrook Causeway, Sammylou and Ballina Lady.  Meanwhile Jamie Snowden has purchased one – Dr Waluigi. 

Tuesday 23 May 2017

At Brighton today, for the record, Whatalove finished 7th of 15 in her race, whilst Dalavand finished 11th of 14 in his.

 

There are runners of interest at Southwell tomorrow:

19:20 Lerichi Belle (Martin Keighley/Andrew Tinkler) – Mares’ NH Novices Hurdle

20:20 Dynamo (Jamie Snowden/Sam Twiston-Davies) – Handicap Hurdle [2 miles 7 furlongs & 209 yards]

20:50 Fairmount (Martin Keighley/Andrew Tinkler) & Samson The Man (Noel Williams/Wayne Hutchinson) – Standard Open NH Flat Race

 

I notice that McCabe Creek has changed yard, and runs in the 18:20 for trainer Caroline Bailey.

 

Here are further details about yesterday’s incident at Redcar, when a filly ended up in the canteen!

https://www.racingpost.com/news/news/the-redcar-runner-who-preferred-a-canteen-to-her-stable/286689

 

And it was a lesson learned by the previous trainer of Too Many Diamonds; the horse won 4 times in 8 days for Dan Skelton having been claimed from a seller. 

https://www.racingpost.com/news/news/running-diamonds-in-a-seller-was-a-mistake-former-trainer/286680

 

The Goffs store horses sale took place today and Alan King purchased four 3-year-olds – a bay gelding by Shirocco, a bay gelding by Presenting, a chestnut filly by No Risk At All and a chestnut gelding by Getaway.  Jamie Snowden also bought a horse, a bay gelding by Sulamani.

 

A number of Alan King’s horses have been withdrawn from tomorrow’s Horses in Training sale – Timoteo, Holy Street, Winner Massagot and Pique Rock.  Kim Bailey’s Harry Topper has also been withdrawn.

 

However, Alan King still sends Handsome Sam to the sale, along with Apple Tree Stud’s Canford Chimes and Ardamir.

Monday 22 May 2017

 

Happy retirement Annacotty

 

race 4 p.jpg

 

 

Annacotty is fit and healthy but, as the handicapper still has a firm grip on him, connections have decided to call it a day.

 

Here are today’s results for my runners of interest at Towcester:

Somewhere to Be (Martin Keighley/Aidan Coleman) finished 4th in the NH Maiden Hurdle (7 ran).

Baraymi (Jamie Snowden/Micheal Nolan) finished 5th and Galactic Power (Robin Dickin/Jack Quinlan/EPDS Twitterati Racing Club) finished 3rd in the Handicap Hurdle [2 miles 3 furlongs & 34 yards] (7 ran).

Dontminddboys (Robin Dickin/Charlie Poste/EPDS Racing) finished 2nd and Fine Jewellery (Jamie Snowden/Gavin Sheehan) won the Novices’ Handicap Chase (8 ran); Jamie’s 3rd winner of the season.

 

Once again, my ATR tracker drew my attention to an additional runner of interest today … but after I’d uploaded my blog:

Single Estate (Simon Waugh/Joe Doyle/raised by Apple Tree Stud) finished 2nd in Division II of a Handicap for 3-year-olds at Redcar today [1 mile 2 furlongs & 1 yard] (10 ran).

 

And I have a couple of links to piccies of Single Estate, taken today:

 

https://mobile.twitter.com/kaz334/status/866710234575904768/photo/1

 

https://mobile.twitter.com/SWaughRacing/status/866669006782164993/photo/1

 

Having proved a flop as a 2-year-old, he was sold out of Sir Mark Prescott’s yard for only £800 … and he earned slightly more than that in prize money today! 

 

This is a ridiculous recovery, from Danny Mullins at Limerick yesterday …

https://twitter.com/AtTheRaces/status/866608205727584257

 

As is this incident at Redcar today …

https://twitter.com/myracingtips/status/866704994862608384

 

And this is just plain cute:

https://mobile.twitter.com/BarnacreAlpacas/status/866549794927411201/photo/1

 

There are no National Hunt runners of interest tomorrow ... although Dalavand (ex-Apple Tree Stud) and Whatalove (Martin Keighley) run at Brighton

 

I understand that Novak Djokovic has appointed Andre Agassi as his coach, although my favourite ex-player won’t be accompanying the Serb on a full-time basis.  I guess that means I shall have to put aside time to watch the French Open, hoping to get glimpses of Andre.  It’s just a shame he’s not coaching a player that I like! 

 

The downside of any tennis-watching activity is that I will lose out as far as time is concerned for writing my diary racing notes, as this is done by watching recordings of the races and I can’t do both at the same time.  I just knew something would throw a spanner in my website update timetable when everything was going so smoothly.  L

 

And I wonder if Andre will be at Wimbledon?  Sadly I think I’m past the age where I fancy camping out overnight to gain entry to watch tennis matches or players practising.  Besides, everything has changed since 2006, which was the last time I ventured to the venue without a pre-purchased ticket.  We used to camp out on the pavements in the ‘olden days’ ... the camping site has been moved to the local park now.  I bought a new tent in 2006, because the old one was no longer fit for purpose, but I could only be bothered to erect it once!  After that, I just sat out all night in a deckchair!  Those were the days!!!

Sunday 21 May 2017

Here are today’s results for my runners of interest:

 

Market Rasen:

Another Crick (Noel Williams/Wayne Hutchinson) finished last in the Standard Open NH Flat Race (5 ran); evidently he was far too keen!

 

Stratford-Upon-Avon:

Brass Monkey (Martin Keighley/Conor Shoemark) was pulled up in the Handicap Hurdle [2 miles 6 furlongs & 7 yards] (10 ran).

Young Phoenix (Martin Keighley/Andrew Tinkler) finished 3rd in the Standard Open NH Flat Race (12 ran).

 

And here is a list of tomorrow’s runners of interest at Towcester:

14:30 Somewhere to Be (Martin Keighley/Aidan Coleman) – NH Maiden Hurdle

15:30 Baraymi (Jamie Snowden/Micheal Nolan) & Galactic Power (Robin Dickin/Jack Quinlan/EPDS Twitterati Racing Club) – Handicap Hurdle [2 miles 3 furlongs & 34 yards]; Brass Monkey holds an entry here too but, as he ran today, presumably he won’t run tomorrow

17:00 Dontminddboys (Robin Dickin/Charlie Poste/EPDS Racing) & Fine Jewellery (Jamie Snowden/Gavin Sheehan) – Novices’ Handicap Chase

 

It’s been a very productive weekend, as I’ve finished drafting my race notes for Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival! J

Saturday 20 May 2017

Here are yesterday’s results for my runners of interest:

 

Aintree:

Undisputed (Noel Williams/Wayne Hutchinson) finished 7th in the Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier) (10 ran).

Fact Of The Matter (Jamie Snowden/Gavin Sheehan) finished 3rd in the Handicap Chase [3 miles & 210 yards] (10 ran).

 

Hamilton Park:

Sam Missile (James Fanshawe/Daniel Muscutt/Apple Tree Stud) finished 4th in the Handicap [1 mile 4 furlongs & 15 yards] (8 ran).

 

And today’s results for my runners of interest:

 

Bangor-On-Dee:

Lord Huntington finished 4th in the Handicap Hurdle [2 miles & 145 yards].

Lostnfound was a non-runner in the Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat Race

 

Uttoxeter:

Zipple Back (Alan King/Noel Fehily) won and Holy Street (Alan King/Tom Bellamy) finished 2nd in the Novices’ Hurdle (4 ran).

Asuncion (Rebecca Menzies/Jamie Hamilton/EPDS Racing) was pulled up in the Handicap Chase [2 miles 6 furlongs & 108 yards] (10 ran).

Dr Dunraven (Martin Keighley/Andrew Tinkler) finished 2nd in the Handicap Hurdle [1 mile 7 furlongs & 168 yards] (10 ran); however, you cannot begrudge the winner Orion’s Might … he won for the first time at his 51st attempt!

 

Another horse won at Uttoxeter for the first time ever after a fairly long wait too ... Eddy at his 22nd attempt. 

 

Harry Challoner signed off his riding career today, at Uttoxeter, following two further rides; neither were winners. 

 

And there are runners of interest tomorrow too:

 

Market Rasen:

17:00 Another Crick (Noel Williams/Wayne Hutchinson) – Standard Open NH Flat Race

 

Stratford-Upon-Avon:

16:20 Brass Monkey (Martin Keighley/Conor Shoemark) – Handicap Hurdle [2 miles 6 furlongs & 7 yards]

17:20 Young Phoenix (Martin Keighley/Andrew Tinkler) – Standard Open NH Flat Race

 

Harry Skelton currently leads the new season’s Jump Jockey Championship (as I write this, they’ve forgotten to amend the title on this page!)

http://www.thepja.co.uk/championships/jump-jockeys-championship/

 

There’s another instalment to the ‘robin saga’ … I arrived home yesterday evening to the sound of a bird alarm call; an adult robin was sitting on next door’s roof guttering.  I went through the gate, into the carport, and saw a fledgling robin sitting on the ladder which is affixed to the side of the house.  The adult robin continued to make a racket whilst now perched on one of the washing lines under said carport.  So obviously the pair has at least one youngster which they’ve raised successfully so far. 

 

But I really don’t know what to make of the additional nest-building activities; surely they’d wait until the fledgling is old enough to fend for itself before starting their next family?  Mind you, having said that, the robins were mating this morning whilst sitting on the garden fence!

 

As predicted, I’ve been slaving over a hot laptop today.  I’ve commenced writing the race notes for Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival, and have also been selecting and re-sizing photographs for my Sandown Park diary for the past two or three evenings.  Progress is good. 

 

I also had time last Monday evening to complete the snood I was knitting. J  Needless to say however, I still have plenty of wool in my stash to be getting on with!

Thursday 18 May 2017

Here are today’s results for my runners of interest:

 

Salisbury:

Cecilator (Noel Williams/Dougie Costello/EPDS Racing) finished 4th in the Maiden Fillies’ Stakes Div II [1 mile 1 furlong & 201 yards] (8 ran).

 

Newmarket:

Denver Spirit (Luca Cumani/Gabriele Malune/Apple Tree Stud) finished last in the Maiden Fillies’ Stakes [7 furlongs] (7 ran); her saddle slipped early in the race which didn’t help and, evidently, Invincible Spirit progeny don’t excel on soft ground!

 

There are three runners of interest tomorrow:

 

Aintree:

17:35 Undisputed (Noel Williams/Wayne Hutchinson) – Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier)

20:20 Fact Of The Matter (Jamie Snowden/Gavin Sheehan) – Handicap Chase [3 miles & 210 yards]

 

Hamilton Park:

19:30 Sam Missile (James Fanshawe/Daniel Muscutt/Apple Tree Stud) – Handicap [1 mile 4 furlongs & 15 yards]

 

Jockey Harry Challoner announced his retirement and signed off with a winner aboard Gold Chain at Perth yesterday.  The same horse won at Perth again today; a Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle!

 

Jack Kennedy, who won the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle aboard Labaik, has broken his left leg ... and the ridiculous thing is that he’d already suffered two breaks to his right leg within the past 12 months!

This week has been going very slowly ... I can’t wait to have more time available to me at the weekend so that I can spend it slaving over a hot laptop! 

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Here are today’s results for my runners of interest at Worcester:

Between The Waters (Jamie Snowden/Sam Twiston-Davies) finished 3rd in the Novices’ Handicap Chase [2 miles 7 furlongs] (7 ran).

Stynes (Graeme McPherson/Charlie Deutsch/EPDS Racing) won the Novices’ Handicap Hurdle [2 miles & 110 yards] (6 ran); the ground had actually changed to soft by the time he ran but he still made all to win, having gamely fought off all challengers. 

Oscar Star (Jamie Snowden/Sam Twiston-Davies) finished 9th in the Mares’ Intermediate Open NH Flat Race (14 ran).

 

There are two runners of interest tomorrow ... thank goodness for the ATR tracker!

 

Salisbury:

15:55 Cecilator (Noel Williams/Dougie Costello/EPDS Racing) – Maiden Fillies’ Stakes Div II [1 mile 1 furlong & 201 yards]

 

Newmarket:

19:25 Denver Spirit (Luca Cumani/Gabriele Malune/Apple Tree Stud) – Maiden Fillies’ Stakes [7 furlongs]

 

The robin saga continues ... the birds appeared to be busily feeding youngsters in the garage at the weekend but then, on Monday, they began to build a new nest located on the ladder underneath the carport.  So I presume they lost their first brood.  And that wouldn’t have been the first time the ladder had been chosen as a favoured site for a robin; a pair successfully raised a family from there a number of years ago. 

 

However, after a day of frantic activity collecting nesting materials, that too was abandoned and today a robin has been seen flying in and out of the shed window once more; the shed and garage are connected by a doorway.  I peeped inside the garage door this evening, and it appeared the robin had nesting materials in its beak but it remained in the shed section; so perhaps they’ve now settled upon a new site within the shed!  Hopefully this will be third time lucky for them. 

Research tells me that it’s the female which builds the nest and incubates the eggs too.  Both parents look after the nestlings. 

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Here are today’s results for my runners of interest:

 

Warwick:

Paloma’s Prince (Noel Williams/Wayne Hutchinson) won the Handicap Hurdle [2 miles] (16 ran); Noel 1st winner of the NH season and Wayne’s 7th winner.

Godsmejudge (David Dennis/T Dowling) finished 4th in the Handicap Chase [3 miles 1 furlong & 100 yards] (5 ran).

Diva Du Marquis (Noel Williams/Gavin Sheehan) finished 2nd in the Standard Open NH Flat Race (9 ran).

 

Southwell:

Royal Plaza (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) finished 3rd in the Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (6 ran).

 

Beverley:

Jamacho (Brian Ellison/BA Curtis/raised by Apple Tree Stud) finished 2nd in the Handicap Div II (3-year-olds) [1 mile 1 furlong & 207 yards] (9 ran).

 

And tomorrow’s runners of interest at Worcester:

14:00 Between The Waters (Jamie Snowden/Sam Twiston-Davies) – Novices’ Handicap Chase [2 miles 7 furlongs]

14:30 Stynes (Graeme McPherson/Charlie Deutsch/EPDS Racing) – Novices’ Handicap Hurdle [2 miles & 110 yards] – he will only run if the rain doesn’t arrive to scupper his chances!

15:05 Oscar Star (Jamie Snowden/Sam Twiston-Davies) – Mares’ Intermediate Open NH Flat Race

 

Star mare Annie Power has now been officially retired:

https://www.racingpost.com/news/star-hurdler-retired/brilliant-champion-hurdle-winner-annie-power-retired/285715

 

Meanwhile Robbie Power will be out of action for a few weeks having cracked a couple of ribs yesterday at Killarney:

https://www.racingpost.com/news/news/gold-cup-winning-rider-power-breaks-ribs-in-fall/285800

 

Menace’s post-career recovery continues; following an extended rest period and, although still slightly lame at the trot, he’s now undergoing physiotherapy.  The issue lies in a stifle joint and the fact he’s also strained a cruciate ligament.  His recovery is also being aided by a long acting steroid injection to the joint.    

 

Wildehearted Woman is also recovering well from her injury and connections hope to be able to turn her out for short periods in a small paddock soon.

Monday 15 May 2017

Here are today’s results for my runners of interest:

 

Kempton Park:

Corrie Loch (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) refused to race in the Mares’ Maiden Hurdle 6 ran).

Midnight Cowboy (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) won and Bingo D’Olivate (Noel Williams/Robert Dunne) finished 6th in the Novices’ Handicap Chase (7 ran); Wayne’s 6th winner of the season.

Midnight Jitterbug (Noel Williams/Ian Popham) finished a close 3rd in the Handicap Hurdle [2 miles] (11 ran).

 

Towcester:

Jazzy (Martin Keighley/Andrew Tinkler) finished 5th in the Handicap Hurdle [1 mile 7 furlongs & 151 yards] (8 ran).

The Kvilleken (Martin Keighley/Mr A Hark) finished 5th in the Amateur Riders’ Handicap Hurdle (7 ran).

Madame Fiona (Martin Keighley/Andrew Tinkler) finished 2nd in the Maiden Open NH Flat Race (6 ran).

 

Meanwhile Miles To Memphis finished 4th of 9 in the 17:40 at Killarney.

 

Tomorrow’s runners of interest are as follows:

 

Warwick:

14:10 Paloma’s Prince (Noel Williams/Wayne Hutchinson) – Handicap Hurdle [2 miles]

16:10 Godsmejudge (David Dennis/T Dowling) – Handicap Chase [3 miles 1 furlong & 100 yards]

17:10 Diva Du Marquis (Noel Williams/Gavin Sheehan) – Standard Open NH Flat Race

 

Southwell:

18:00 Royal Plaza (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) – Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase

 

Beverley:

Jamacho (Brian Ellison/BA Curtis/raised by Apple Tree Stud) – Handicap Div II (3-year-olds) [1 mile 1 furlong & 207 yards]

Sunday 14 May 2017

Here are yesterday’s results for my runners of interest:

 

Haydock Park (mixed card):

The Tourard Man (Alan King/Kevin Dowling) finished 6th but Mia’s Storm (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) romped away to win the Handicap Hurdle [2 miles 6 furlongs & 177 yards] (16 ran); Wayne’ 4th winner of the season.

William H Bonney (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) finished 6th in the Swinton Handicap Hurdle [1 mile 7 furlongs & 144 yards] (17 ran). 

Meanwhile the Alan King-trained Lexington Law finished 4th of 7 in the 14:35, a flat-race.

 

Warwick:

Cogburn (Alan King/Tom Bellamy) finished 2nd in the Novices’ Hurdle (6 ran).

Dun Bay Creek (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) was already well beaten when he fell at the last in the Handicap Hurdle [2 miles 5 furlongs] (11 ran).

Minella Charmer (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) was a non-runner in the Handicap Hurdle [2 miles 3 furlongs]

Paddy Boss (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) won but Another Crick (Noel Williams/Aidan Coleman) was a non-runner in the Standard Open NH Flat Race (7 ran); Wayne 5th winner of the season.

 

Hexham:

Sensulano (Noel Williams/Gavin Sheehan) finished 2nd in the Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat Race (8 ran).

 

There was another runner of interest, at Nottingham … I’d written Friday’s blog before I checked my email to see if there were any horses listed on the evening’s ATR tracker notification:

 

Suspect Package (James Fanshawe/Timmy Murphy/Apple Tree Stud) finished 3rd in a Handicap [1 mile and half a furlong) (13 ran); he pulled hard and appeared to encounter some self-inflicted trouble in running too but, despite this, he was only beaten a neck and a neck. 

 

Here are today’s results for my runners of interest:

 

Ludlow:

Breaking Bits (Jamie Snowden/Micheal Nolan) was a non-runner and Cup Of Ambition (Martin Keighley/Andrew Tinkler) was pulled up in the Handicap Hurdle [2 miles 5 furlongs & 55 yards] (8 ran).

Fixed Rate (Charlie Mann/Harry Bannister) finished 3rd in the Novices’ Hurdle (7 ran); I saw the horse at Sandown Park and he’s very pretty!

Young Phoenix (Martin Keighley/Andrew Tinkler) was a non-runner in the ‘Newcomers’ Standard Open Flat Race

 

Plumpton:

Oliver’s Island (Jamie Snowden/Miss Page Fuller) finished 5th in the Handicap Hurdle [3 miles & 217 yards] (6 ran).

Miss Crick (Alan King/Kevin Dowling) finished 3rd in the Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (8 ran).

 

And runners of interest tomorrow too:

 

Kempton Park:

14:30 Corrie Loch (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) – Mares’ Maiden Hurdle

15:05 Midnight Cowboy (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) & Bingo D’Olivate (Noel Williams/Robert Dunne) – Novices’ Handicap Chase

16:40 Midnight Jitterbug (Noel Williams/Ian Popham) – Handicap Hurdle [2 miles]

 

Towcester:

17:30 Jazzy (Martin Keighley/Andrew Tinkler) – Handicap Hurdle [1 mile 7 furlongs & 151 yards]

19:30 The Kvilleken (Martin Keighley/Mr A Hark) – Amateur Riders’ Handicap Hurdle

20:30 Madame Fiona (Martin Keighley/Andrew Tinkler) – Maiden Open NH Flat Race

 

Meanwhile Miles To Memphis runs in the 17:40 at Killarney.

 

Yesterday I went to lunch with current and former work colleagues; we visited the Prae Wood Arms which had changed ownership before reopening last year after extensive renovations.  Previous to that it had been closed for a long time.  I can recall attending a Christmas ‘works’ dinner held there many years ago; the weather being wet that evening and the car park dank.  The building dates from 1838 and overlooks the River Ver.  For anyone in St Albans or the surrounding area, I’d thoroughly recommend it.  And, according to a book about Haunted Hertfordshire, it also has a couple of ghosts!

 

I couldn’t be asked to log in yesterday evening to write a blog; I ended up dozing through most of Eurovision … which is probably best!!!  Then, very late evening and into early morning, I watched Fallen (1998) starring Denzel Washington.

 

I had my hair trimmed this morning, and had arranged to call my friend Den for a long chat this afternoon ... but that was postponed at the last minute.  Thus, having socialised for much of this weekend, and in total contrast to last Saturday and Sunday, my diary productivity has been zero!  Never mind, I’ve nothing planned now until Whitsun.  But the good news is that I’ve knitted half a snood this afternoon! 

Friday 12 May 2017

There was one runner of interest at Market Rasen today:

Second Time Around (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) won the Standard Open NH Flat Race (8 ran); Wayne’s 3rd winner of the season. 

 

Turn Over Sivola finished 5th of 7 in his race at Kilbeggan.  He wasn’t beaten far; he didn’t get a clear run after the last before being hampered close home!

 

Haydock Park (mixed card):

14:00 The Tourard Man (Alan King/Kevin Dowling) & Mia’s Storm (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) – Handicap Hurdle [2 miles 6 furlongs & 177 yards]

15:10 William H Bonney (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) – Swinton Handicap Hurdle [1 mile 7 furlongs & 144 yards]

 

Alan also has a runner in the 14:35, a flat-race, namely Lexington Law.

 

Warwick:

17:30 Cogburn (Alan King/Tom Bellamy) – Novices’ Hurdle

18:30 Dun Bay Creek (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) – Handicap Hurdle [2 miles 5 furlongs]

19:30 Minella Charmer (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) – Handicap Hurdle [2 miles 3 furlongs]

20:30 Paddy Boss (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) & Another Crick (Noel Williams/Aidan Coleman) – Standard Open NH Flat Race

 

Hexham:

17:15 Sensulano (Noel Williams/Gavin Sheehan) – Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat Race

 

Strictly’s Natalie Lowe will be appearing in a new dance show this autumn, alongside Jay McGuiness and Louis Smith; it’s called Rip It Up.  Having initially thought that they weren’t appearing at any of my local venues, today I was pleased to learn the show will be heading to St Albans in early October.  This being the case, I popped in to the box office at lunch-time to purchase two tickets, one for me and one for my friend Lesley.  So that’s another event for me to look forward to. J

 

I have a number of things I need to do this weekend, so I won’t be able to spend very much time working on my diaries, sadly. 

Thursday 11 May 2017

Here are today’s results for my runners of interest:

 

Worcester:

Rockchasebullett (Fergal O’Brien/Paddy Brennan/EPDS Twitterati Racing Club ... that includes me) finished 5th in the Handicap Hurdle [2 miles & 7 furlongs] (10 ran).  However, I believe he won best turned-out. 

Lord Topper (Jamie Snowden/Gavin Sheehan) finished 4th in the Handicap Hurdle [2 miles] (5 ran).

 

Carlisle:

Breaking Bits (Jamie Snowden/Micheal Nolan) won the Handicap Hurdle [2 miles 3 furlongs & 61 yards] (3 ran); Jamie’s 2nd winner of the season.

The ex-Alan King-trained Uriah Heep finished 5th of 7 in his particular handicap hurdle race.

 

Catterick:

Sexy Legs (Lucy Egerton/Neil Farley/EPDS Racing) finished last in the Fillies’ Handicap [7 furlongs & 6 yards] (6 ran). 

 

There’s one runner of interest at Market Rasen tomorrow:

17:20 Second Time Around (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) – Standard Open NH Flat Race

 

Meanwhile Turn Over Sivola is due to run in a Handicap Chase at Kilbeggan. 

 

Having sat in the local park during my lunch-break yesterday when it was a beautiful day, the clouds returned once more so I stayed in at dinner time today.  However, I did take the opportunity to do a little internet surfing and have found a number of notable horses which are due to head to Goffs’ Spring Horses in Training and Point-to-Point Sale on 24/25 May.

 

Firstly, as happens at the end of each season, Millions In Mind sells their horses and Timoteo, which is currently trained by Alan King, is one of those.  He also sends Holy Street, Handsome Sam, Pique Rock and Winner Massagot to the sales.  I’ve already mentioned that Apple Tree Stud’s Ardamir is due to be sold, and it came as no surprise that their Canford Chimes also heads to the sales. 

 

Amongst others, Nicky Henderson will be sending Cocktails At Dawn, Hammersly Lake, Silverhow and Vaniteux to Goffs.  Silverhow is Altior’s half-brother.

 

Kim Bailey’s Harry Topper is another, as are Connetable and Caid Du Berlais from Paul Nicholls’ yard.  Graeme McPherson is consigning Holly Bush Henry, and Warren Greatrex sends Out Sam and Ilovemints; the latter, although little known, was mentioned in my Lambourn Open Day Diary due to her name.

 

Unfortunately Noel Williams is consigning both Authorized Too (aka Arthur) and Bingo D’Olivate; I like Bingo L ... I’d buy him, and retire him if I had the money ... sadly I still need to win the lottery.

 

The best I’ve done on the lottery recently is win two free goes, having got two numbers twice in recent weeks; I collected the freebies on Friday and then I won two further free tickets on Saturday’s draw!  Even £25 would be nice.

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Here are today’s results for my runners of interest at Newton Abbot:

Brillare Momento (Martin Keighley/Aidan Coleman) finished 2nd in the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (11 ran).

Adrrastos (Jamie Snowden/Aidan Coleman) finished 3rd in the Novices’ Hurdle (11 ran).

 

The Alan King-trained Who Dares Wins finished 4th in today’s Chester Cup; First Mohican finished 11th (17 ran).

 

There are runners of interest tomorrow too:

 

Worcester:

16:55 Rockchasebullett (Fergal O’Brien/Paddy Brennan/EPDS Twitterati Racing Club ... that includes me) – Handicap Hurdle [2 miles & 7 furlongs]

17:25 Lord Topper (Jamie Snowden/Gavin Sheehan) – Handicap Hurdle [2 miles]

 

Carlisle:

19:55 Breaking Bits (Jamie Snowden/Micheal Nolan) – Handicap Hurdle [2 miles 3 furlongs & 61 yards]

I notice the ex-Alan King-trained Uriah Heep is running in one of the other handicap hurdle races.

 

Catterick:

15:45 Sexy Legs (Lucy Egerton/Neil Farley/EPDS Racing) – Fillies’ Handicap [7 furlongs & 6 yards].  Fillies’ is a little bit of a misnomer, as the ages range from 4 to 7!  Four is a filly, in thoroughbred terms, but 5 and above are mares. 

 

Sexy Legs used to be trained by David Wachman and was owned by Mrs John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith!  She hasn’t run for a couple of years though; her sire is Dutch Art.  And she ran at Royal Ascot back in the day, in the 2014 Albany Stakes for 2-year-old fillies – she finished 9th of 21. 

 

EPDS Racing has another new flat-bred mare Pantomine, also now trained by Lucy, which is due to run soon; her sire is Mastercraftsman.  She was formerly trained by Charles O’Brien and used to be owned by Mrs John Magnier and Mrs Jacqueline O’Brien.   

 

The ‘robin mystery’ deepens.  It’s seen regularly in the shed and adjoining garage but, despite visual searches, a nest has not been located.  However, there was a tiny dead baby bird found on the garage floor yesterday, so that is rather suspicious.  On Sunday morning, when I opened the garage door, the robin flew out over my head!  Unfortunately it’s frequent escape route means flying over my car which stands under the carport; I now have to make regular checks for bird poo ... luckily, so far, it’s solely targeted the windscreen (twice) and also the plastic covering to the rear lights!  I don’t want it damaging the paintwork.   

Tuesday 09 May 2017

Fakenham:

Fortified Bay (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) finished 2nd in the Novices’ Hurdle (4 ran).

 

Ffos Las:

Our Reward (Jamie Snowden/Aidan Coleman/EPDS Racing) finished 3rd in the Beginners’ Chase (4 ran); Sir Ivan beat Cole Harden to win this one.

 

There are two runners of interest tomorrow, at Newton Abbot:

14:05 Brillare Momento (Martin Keighley/Aidan Coleman) – Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle

15:10 Adrrastos (Jamie Snowden/Aidan Coleman) – Novices’ Hurdle

Monday 08 May 2017

Here are today’s results for my runners of interest at Stratford:

Zipple Back (Alan King/Noel Fehily) won the Novices’ Hurdle (6 ran).

Johnny Og (Martin Keighley/Andrew Tinkler) pulled up in the Handicap Chase [2 miles 3 furlongs & 98 yards] (9 ran).

Avispa (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) finished 4th in the Handicap Hurdle [2 miles & 70 yards] (7 ran).

 

Oops, I forgot one ... on the all-weather at Southwell:

Cecilator (Noel Williams/Neil Farley/EPDS Racing) finished 4th in the Median Auction Maiden Stakes [1 mile & 3 furlongs] (5 ran); the other one did pull up though.

 

Obviously I need to add her to my ATR tracker!

 

There are two runners of interest tomorrow:

 

Fakenham:

15:10 Fortified Bay (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) – Novices’ Hurdle

 

Ffos Las:

15:20 Our Reward (Jamie Snowden/Aidan Coleman/EPDS Racing) – Beginners’ Chase; Cole Harden is one of his three rivals.

 

Wincanton has abandoned their fixture scheduled for Thursday evening due to lack of rain.  And Carlisle has decided to run a solely hurdles card for the same reason.

 

You wouldn’t mind it not raining much, from a personal point of view, but most days are just plain windy and overcast!  Hertfordshire is badly affected by the current lack of rainfall; the riverbed of the Colne is completely dry at London Colney.

Sunday 07 May 2017

Here are yesterday’s results for my runners of interest at Uttoxeter:

Blue Bullet (Jamie Snowden/Daryl Jacob) finished 8th; Holy Street (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) finished 9th; Midnight Chill (Jamie Snowden/Gavin Sheehan) finished 4th; Somewhere To Be (Martin Keighley/Aidan Coleman) finished 11th in the NH Maiden Hurdle (12 ran).

Hargam (Nicky Henderson/Aidan Coleman) finished 2nd in the Beginners’ Chase (3 ran).

Thady Quil (Martin Keighley/Andrew Tinkler) finished 6th in the Handicap Chase [2 miles 4 furlongs & 189 yards] (11 ran).

 

Here is news of Big Fella Thanks, following his run and retirement on Friday:

https://www.racingpost.com/news/news/big-fella-thanks-retired-following-cheltenham-injury/284582

 

There were no runners of interest today … as I don’t do flat racing … unless Apple Tree Stud horses are involved!  However, don’t you think it’s really boring when the same old people win the Classics?

 

Natalie Lowe has turned down the opportunity to appear in the coming season’s Strictly Come Dancing.

 

New Zealander Andrew Nicholson finally won the Badminton Horse Trials, at the 36th attempt!  It is an amazing comeback story, as he’d suffered a very serious neck injury in 2015.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/equestrian/39837613

 

There are three runners of interest tomorrow, at Stratford:

13:50 Zipple Back (Alan King/Noel Fehily) – Novices’ Hurdle

14:50 Johnny Og (Martin Keighley/Andrew Tinkler) – Handicap Chase [2 miles 3 furlongs & 98 yards]

15:20 Avispa (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) – Handicap Hurdle [2 miles & 70 yards]

 

My weekend has been productive, as I’ve completed an initial draft of my Sandown Park diary, including the race notes!

Friday 05 May 2017

 

Happy retirement Big Fella Thanks

 

 

 

15-year-old Big Fella Thanks has been retired having pulled up during a race at this evening’s Hunter Chase fixture at Cheltenham.  He lost his action but is reported to be okay.  Happy retirement Big Fella!

 

Meanwhile in the flat-racing sphere, Postponed has been retired having sustained a stress fracture.

 

Here are today’s results from Fontwell Park:

Talkischeap (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) won the Maiden Hurdle (4 ran); the winning distance was 11 lengths.

Filemon (Jamie Snowden/Sam Twiston-Davies) finished 4th and Canford Chimes (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson/Apple Tree Stud) won the Standard Open NH Flat Race (6 ran).

So that’s Wayne’s 1st and 2nd winners of the new season.  And a winner for Apple Tree Stud too!  Choc liked my congratulatory tweet. J

 

And one on the flat at Musselburgh too:

Jamacho (Brian Ellison/B A Curtis/raised by Apple Tree Stud) finished 2nd in the Handicap [1 mile 1 furlong] (6 ran).  Hopefully, one day, he’ll cross the line first!

 

There are runners of interest at Uttoxeter tomorrow:

14:10 Blue Bullet (Jamie Snowden/Daryl Jacob) & Holy Street (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) & Midnight Chill (Jamie Snowden/Gavin Sheehan) & Somewhere To Be (Martin Keighley/Aidan Coleman) – NH Maiden Hurdle

15:20 Hargam (Nicky Henderson/Aidan Coleman) – Beginners’ Chase; I like the grey as he has a friendly demeanour – I ‘met’ him at Lambourn Open Day.

17:40 Thady Quil (Martin Keighley/Andrew Tinkler) – Handicap Chase [2 miles 4 furlongs & 189 yards]

 

It’s due to be a quiet weekend for me so hopefully, I’ll be able to make further inroads into my outstanding fixture diaries.

Thursday 04 May 2017

Having got sidetracked at the weekend, I think it’s about time I posted a number of photos which I took at Sandown Park on Saturday:

Pre-race: Menorah and Richard Johnson,

winner of the Grade 2 Oaksey Chase

Pre-race: Altior and Nico de Boinville,

winner of the Grade 1 Celebration Chase

Pre-race: Henllan Harri and Sean Bowen,

winner of the bet365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase

Pre-race: The New One and Sam Twiston-Davies, competitor in the Grade 2 Select Hurdle

 

Just one result to report today, from Towcester, as Somewhere To Be was a non-runner.

Londonia (Graeme McPherson/Richard Johnson) won the Handicap Hurdle [1 mile 7 furlongs & 151 yards] (10 ran).

 

And, if you wish to watch the race:

http://www.attheraces.com/racecard/Towcester/4-May-2017/1520

 

There are three runners of interest tomorrow, at Fontwell Park:

19:00 Talkischeap (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) – Maiden Hurdle

20:05 Filemon (Jamie Snowden/Sam Twiston-Davies) & Canford Chimes (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson/Apple Tree Stud) – Standard Open NH Flat Race

 

And one on the flat at Musselburgh too:

16:00 Jamacho (Brian Ellison/B A Curtis/raised by Apple Tree Stud) – Handicap [1 mile 1 furlong]

 

It transpires that reports of Zeehan’s demise were premature; she was injured during a race at Ludlow on 03 April. However, today, there was a report on facebook to say she returned to the stud where she was born and is currently undertaking box rest.  She cannot be raced or ridden again but the owners hope to breed from her in due course; they still have her dam and half-siblings too.

 

Robert Waley-Cohen is reported to have bought a 3-parts sister to Smad Place; she’s named Santa Adelia, and is 3-years-old, a grey and unbeaten.  She is based in France for the present.

Wednesday 03 May 2017

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ... it’s so cold today; you’d never know it was early May.

 

There was one runner of interest today, at Pontefract:

Celtic Artisan (Rebecca Menzies/Neil Farley/EPDS Racing) finished 3rd in the Handicap [1 mile & 4 yards] (9 ran).

 

There are two runners of interest tomorrow, at Towcester:

14:20 Somewhere To Be (Martin Keighley/Richard Johnson) – Novices’ Hurdle

15:20 Londonia (Graeme McPherson/Richard Johnson) – Handicap Hurdle [1 mile 7 furlongs & 151 yards].

 

Dual Welsh Grand National winner Mountainous has been retired.

https://www.racingpost.com/news/mountainous-retired-with-two-welsh-nationals-to-his-name/284125

 

Sadly another Grand National hero has passed away; this time Papillon which won the 2000 Aintree renewal ridden by Ruby Walsh and trained by his father Ted.  However, he did have a good innings, being 26.  It was Ruby’s first ride in the race.    

https://www.racingpost.com/news/news/grand-national-hero-papillon-dies-at-26/284239

 

Did I recount the story of the racehorse and the sheep recently?  I think it may have been a tale told by Jamie Snowden regarding his ex-boss Nicky Henderson.  I know which horse it was … Remittance Man and Nobby the sheep: 

https://www.racingpost.com/news/forever-friends-racehorses-who-found-happiness-with-others/284020

 

Sprinter Sacre has moved on to the next chapter of his life.  Event rider and TV presenter Spencer Sturmey, who lives near Stow-on-the-Wold, has taken him on to explore what the star wants to do next:

https://mobile.twitter.com/SpencerSturmey/status/859059520017977346/photo/1

 

Any Currency has also been settling in to his new home:

https://mobile.twitter.com/BelindaWalki/status/859079789688303616/photo/1

 

Another ideal job has arisen … this time at the AppleTree Stud:

https://mobile.twitter.com/Choc_Thornton/status/859677669532815361/photo/1

 

Just think of it … horses AND Choc!  What more could a girl want?  J

 

I seem to be worn out; having logged off my laptop on Monday evening, I sat down to enjoy watching TV ... only to doze off for 90 minutes.  I came home yesterday from work, ate my evening meal and sat down for a few minutes ... only to doze off again.  In fact I have to keep myself occupied in order to stay awake. 

Monday 01 May 2017

Here are today’s results for my runners of interest:

 

Kempton Park:

Ocean Eleven (Martin Keighley/Andrew Tinkler) finished 7th in the Novices’ Hurdle (11 ran).

Midnight Cowboy (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) finished last in the Novices’ Chase (3 ran).  However he did jump well for the most part upon, this, his chasing debut and his two rivals were smart cookies trained by Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson respectively!

Criq Rock (Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson) finished 2nd in the NH Novices’ Hurdle (4 ran).

Ballymountain Boy (Martin Keighley/Andrew Tinkler) won the Handicap Hurdle [2 miles 5 furlongs] Div I (9 ran); Martin’s 1st winner of the season.

Brass Monkey (Martin Keighley/Lizzie Kelly) finished 3rd in the Handicap Hurdle [2 miles 5 furlongs] Div II (9 ran).

Our Three Sons (Jamie Snowden/Miss Page Fuller) won but Cup Of Ambition (Martin Keighley/Mr A Hark) was hampered by a faller and unseated two out in the Amateur Riders’ Handicap Hurdle (8 ran).  Jamie’s 1st winner of the season. 

 

Warwick:

Pique Rock (Alan King/Tom Bellamy) finished 7th in the Mares’ NH Maiden Hurdle (10 ran).

Bingo D’Olivate (Noel Williams/Robert Dunne) finished 6th in the Novices’ Handicap Chase (7 ran).

National Hunt racing returns on Thursday following a 2-day break. 

 

I’ve been slaving over a hot laptop again today, initially sorting out issues with the website caused by a crash yesterday evening.  I’ve also backed up all of my web-pages and 2017 photos onto a standalone hard drive. 

 

I’ve made inroads into my Sandown Park diary too, and carried out further work on my Cheltenham Festival diary templates.

 

I’m going to have a restful evening ... as I was actually up at 06:00 this morning!  You’d never think it was a Bank Holiday!

 

 


 

 

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