Western Storm is declared in the 8pm at Worcester tomorrow evening – the three mile handicap hurdle, with Tom Bellamy onboard. He will wear a tongue strap this time and we will leave the hood off him and hopefully ride him more prominently in the hope he can reproduce this homework on the track. The more galloping course should suit him.
Beautiful People was entered in the same race but we decided not to declare and instead possibly run her with a penalty next week. There are a number of options although none are ideal but with the likelihood of her going up when reassessed by the handicapper on Tuesday, it would be nice to get her out if we find a suitable race.
I enjoyed attending Robert Thornton’s wedding to Jennie Prust on Saturday. Ollie McPhail made a very funny, politically incorrect speech and it was great to see so many old muckers in attendance.
I sat next to Jimmy McCarthy at the back of Icomb church. Jimmy always sits at the back just in case there is a collection.