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|Tuesday, 07 March 2017|
"Put your future in good hands – your own."
There was very little wind first thing and it was quite quiet when we were cantering on the turf on New Ground at first and second lot. It is a bright, not quite spring like morning with showers forecast later on, but I read today that the forecast of cold and frosty weather on its way may be wrong. We have been busy in the yard moving a few horses about and putting them in the boxes we think they will be more relaxed and happy in. If you observe horses like you should do, you soon get an instinct as to who gets on with whom and what position in the yard they like to be in. It is good to get it sorted out before the season gets underway.
I am pleased to the see the BHA have overturned the fine the stewards put onto the two trainers who withdrew their horses because of Storm Doris. Common sense is always the best way of going forward in these matters and certainly there was none on that night at Chelmsford. Rules are rules I can hear everybody saying, but for once common sense won out. No horses were injured and apart from the costs of getting the horses to the course, which was quiet dangerous in its own way, nothing has been lost.