Off to Lingfield today to saddle Golden Deal – hopefully she has an each way chance now stepping up to seven furlongs.

It was good to welcome the Mason family and Tony Ashall this morning to see Muthabir and Present From Dubai in action.

Muthabir is entered at Ludlow next week. Ideally we would find a lesser race for him but there are not many options for him at present. He has been a real star for the Adlestrop Experience syndicate and hopefully will continue to give them much fun and success.

Thank you cards are on the way, but on behalf of all the staff here at Adlestrop – many thanks to all who made generous donations to our Christmas fund and brought endless supplies of chocolates, biscuits, mince pies and drinks to the stables.

It is very much appreciated by everyone here at the yard and we can always rely on Adlestrop owners to be ever generous.

Many, many thanks.