Thursday, 19 April 2018

This crazy English weather! Less than a week ago racing was cancelled due to water logging, with cold miserable weather and today we have just had the hottest April day for seventy years and a race at Cheltenham was abandoned because it was too hot and the horses were distressed. We may not run at Larkhill as it could be too firm, would you believe!? Page Fuller came in this morning, fresh from her victory at Cheltenham yesterday on a 33/1 shot and schooled Velvet Steel, Top Garry, Kingsley and Popaway, all of which went incredibly well. We are running 'Beech Hill',  'Glory Hunter' 'Velvet Cloud and 'Last to leave' on Saturday at Chaddesley Corbett (unless it rains) and Popaway, Velvet Steel and Kingsley (his debut) on Sunday at Guilsborough.

I LOVE this weather and had my first swim in the river today. Bliss but VERY cold. It is quite astonishing how two days ago the countryside looked cold, wintry, wet and miserable and today boiling hot with the trees bursting into bud, the grass literally growing by the minute, the sky full of birdsong and no wellies needed, quite extraordinary but I am definitely not complaining!