A good work morning with some schooling with the help of Danny Hiskett.
We decided not to go to Newcastle with Arctic Chief as it looks pretty competitive. There is no race for him until April but he does tend to run best fresh. Looking forward to him running on the flat and over hurdles this summer.
We have a few entries over the weekend and some selective ones Cheltenham week – however not at Prestbury Park this year. There’s always next year.
I attended the Carbine Club last night in London for their annual pre-Cheltenham Festival Dinner. It was a great evening organised by chairman Peter Jenson.
The Carbine Club is named after one of Australia’s greatest horses and I very much enjoy being a member of Club along with a few of our owners.
Looking forward to the Club hopefully setting up a syndicate soon to have a flat horse with George Baker and a jumper at Adlestrop Stables. I am sure the syndicate will be enormous fun.
Last night’s guest speak was Nicky Henderson who was extremely entertaining telling his tales of his early life in Australia. Nicky is always very generous with his time and it was great he made such an effort before his busiest week.
Nick Luck, JA McGrath and myself attempted to pick the winners of the four main races of the week. There is a rather nice bottle of champagne for the winner so I am hoping Buveur D’Air Altior, Yanworth and Sizing John bolt in.
Photo attached from snowy Adlestrop. The sign on the wall always amuses me.