Sad to hear the passing of Mike Tucker

Totterdown pulled to hard in the novice hurdle at Warwick yesterday and also looks as though he prefers to go right-handed.  He showed his best bumper form on good ground and once in handicap company I am sure he will be competitive.

Celestial Magic didn’t  quite get the trip on that ground having been a close second turning for home.  I am sure on better ground he would get 2 1/2 miles.  Hopefully the handicapper will drop him a pound or two as well.

Short on runners over the next week or so but due to have some next weekend with the hope that the ground might eventually dry out.

So very sad to hear the news of the passing of Mike Tucker.  Many will know him as the voice of equestrianism for the BBC and others.  I was privileged to have known him for many decades.  He was a charming man and a brilliant communicator and presenter, who knew the horsey world inside out.