Not many to work in the morning but it will be busy first lot doing some faster work with the upcoming runners.

Adlestrop Stables is looking spic and span as the string start to come in from their holidays.  A number of youngsters showed promise last season and we look forward to them fulfilling their potential in the coming months.

Yesterday I went with Barnsy and fellow owner Vince O’Brien, to see our good friends Assumpta and Peter at their tea room in Minchinhampton.

Many of you will know Assumpta and Peter for running various pubs in our local area over the last couple of decades.  Their tea room The Kitchen, unsurprisingly has been a great success as their hospitality skills are second to none.

They were both delighted to see Mr Barnes in such good form but he is still confused about Assumpta’s decision to marry Peter rather than him.