Monday 6th April, 2020
A warmer week forecast which will hopefully allow us to turn a few more horses out for their summer break and also encourage the grass to grow. We still have over twenty horses in at present but luckily spring is very much in the air.
Hope everyone enjoyed the virtual Grand National. As for our sweepstake, Jo won first prize, with Gwenda and Sam Pocock second and third and Hannah in fourth.
No surpise that I had Aso and I was counting the money going to two out and I like many, are blaming Charlie Deutsch for an ill judged ride.
It was great that Racing TV showed sixty years of Grand Nationals throughout Friday and Saturday. It was great to see F Winter in action as a jockey – my God he looked strong and very much ahead of his time. My two favourite Nationals though would have to be West Tip and Mr Frisk – it’s a great thrill when your mates ride the winner.