Sheelbewhatsheelbe will now go hurdling

Sheelbewhatsheelbe ran with credit on her first run for some time in the bumper at Hereford yesterday. She travelled nicely into the race but was unable to quicken on the soft ground. She will now go hurdling and I am sure she has the ability to win races.

It was my first visit to Hereford since it has been re-opened. There was a large crowd and a great atmosphere on this archetypal country course.

Top Set is declared for Wolverhampton on Thursday in the mile and a half handicap. He has been running consistently well over the last few months for the Adlestrop Club and will hopefully once again put up a good show.

It was great to welcome lots of visitors to the yard this morning in the Christmas mood and Anne Hepworth’s homemade mince pies have been a great hit!