Friday 13th August, 2021

Flying Dragon has been declared in the 6.45pm at Bath tomorrow with Saffie Osborne onboard.  Hopefully the ground won’t have too much give in it and it will be interesting to see how he gets on dropping down in class over an extended trip.  Hopefully he will settle well and if so, he should be competitive.

Delighted to be invited to Lords for the first day of the Test yesterday by owner Alan Halsall.  It’s always a special day in the sporting calendar and I was certainly not the only trainer in attendance with Sir Michael Stoute and Kim Bailey being in top form.

Happy Birthday to Lizzie Prowting who celebrated by visiting her two horses, Picanha and Robin Des Smoke this morning.  Both horses are looking extremely well and we are looking forward to an exciting season ahead as they have both shown much promise.

The Kings Head at Bledington hosted an excellent birthday lunch for Lizzie and it was great to meet up with her friends including Jilly Cooper, Dinah Nicholson and Choc Thornton.  Many a story and laugh over the lunch table and we are already looking forward to next year’s celebrations.