Thursday 18th November, 2021

Great to school and work some of the string over the last couple of days.  We could do with some rain as many of the string need some decent cut in the ground for them to run.

We have entered Keep It Brief next week.  He has shown some good form on the flat with some give in the ground so let us hope the forecasts are not accurate.

Delighted to attend the Cheltenham and Three Counties Racing Club’s meeting in Cheltenham last night.  I was joined by Cornelius Lysaght and David Bass for what was an interesting evening discussing many pressing topics in the sport at present.

Cornelius is always good value for a thought-provoking opinion, whilst D Bass has always been one of the most thoughtful people in the weighing room.  He has recently taken over from Richard Johnson as president of the jump jockeys in the Jockeys Association and I am sure he will make a difference in that role.