Thursday, 5 April 2018

The first swallow has arrived at Edgcote! I think it is the earliest I have ever seen one, although it is a well known saying that 'one swallow doesn't make a summer' - The weather has been absolutely horrendous up until today and I am sure there is more rain to come, but the beautiful spring like weather today has cheered us all up.
The horses are all bouncing out of their skins and Percy Mitchell (Last to Leave)  dropped me on Tuesday, when he shied at something in the hedge, little monkey. We are hoping to run him and plenty of others when the ground dries up. This Saturday we are going to Brampton Bryan with Memphis (King of Rainbows) who blotted his copy book at Brafield when he reared over at the start and was withdrawn. Paddy is riding him this time, and as he rides him all the time at home he knows his quirky ways and knows how to handle him. Fingers crossed it wont happen again. Beech Hill is also having a run and as she likes the soft, she should go well and give Hannah a nice spin.
Sadly the Edgcote races which was supposed to be on this Sunday has been postponed due to waterlogging....