|Dove and Little Dove sheltering from the rain|
The excitement is building for tomorrow's big race with Doctor Kingsley at Cheltenham (I love saying that!) - Peter rode him this morning and we did twice up the gallops - I was behind him on Paddy and was supposed to be going upsides but he wouldn't let me anyway near - he is very well indeed.
I don't think we will get much sleep tonight - the nerves are really kicking in - Will he handle the ground? Will he jump those big fences? Will he like the course? Whittle whittle, I have to keep telling myself that he won his maiden on soft ground and although he has never been over regulation fences, he seems to relish big fences - the bigger they are, the better he jumps, and this season he seems to fallen in love with racing and hasn't had a 'non going' day yet... This time tomorrow all these questions will be answered. As long as he comes home safe and sound, anything else will be a massive bonus. Just to have a runner at Cheltenham is a dream come true.