Friday 25th June, 2021

Delighted to have two flat runners over the weekend.  Flying Dragon (pictured) runs in the 8.15pm at Doncaster tomorrow evening with Megan Nicholls onboard.  He ran well at Goodwood last time out and although carrying top weight, he appears in good form and we look forward to finding out more about him on a course that should suit him.

Keep It Brief runs at Windsor in the 3.25pm on Sunday with Tom Queally onboard.  The good to soft ground should suit and he has had a wind op and been gelded since his last run.  Hopefully we will find out where we are with him re his flat career and look forward to him being a useful dual purpose horse for his enthusiastic owner, Ed Ware.

It was typical of the wonderful spirit of racing that Worcester dedicated it’s card on Wednesday to the life of Liam Treadwell.  It was a year since Liam passed away and the sport did itself proud with it’s support of the meeting.  Many of it’s participants spoke fondly of the Grand National winning rider and how fitting that Mon Mome paraded and also that his great support Nick Gifford, trained a winner on the day.

Looking forward to seeing our wonderful owner Liz Prowting on BBC Gardeners World at 8pm tonight.  Two years ago her late husband Peter’s beautiful Iris garden was restored in his memory.  We look forward to Lizzie talking about the great venture this evening.   Please watch if you can.