Onwards and upwards ...

We have one runner tomorrow at Worcester

Friday, 31 May 2019

"If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get."

Frank A. Clark.

Amsby pulled out

It’s a breezy morning with plenty of sunshine and the temperature holding up well. The forecast is for a dry weekend and then hopefully some rain next week. We have had a very good morning with the horses and with plenty of people riding out all has gone well. We have mainly been using Southfields Round and Hamilton Hill.

... and cantering up Hamilton Hill

We have one runner over the weekend. Babochoff will make his debut over hurdles at Worcester in the two and a half mile maiden hurdle. He has schooled very well, is fit and should run with credit if the ground is not too patchy. They are calling it good at present and are watering to maintain, but you know what I think of watering and Worcester has got a reputation of making the ground artificially strange.

Ready for third lot

It’s the Oaks today and the Derby tomorrow. I think the Oaks could possibly throw up a surprise with some big price runners who may handle the track better than some of the favourites. Tomorrows Derby looks like an Aiden O’Brien one two, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a one, two, three. With him having half the field he has got a big chance of doing that, but of course it’s who handles the ground, the course and stays the trip. I like the look of Broome.

Moving well

I was shouting at the radio this morning when they were talking about the sport over the weekend. With every sport named including boxing, tennis, obviously the football and cricket, racing and the Derby was just an aside. There was no mention at all of the Oaks. If our Great British Racing can’t get the publicity out there they should not be in existence. Two major Classics and hardly a mention. It makes you want to weep.