Tuesday 21st February, 2017

On my way to Taunton to saddle Beautiful People and Timetobenefit.  Driving through rain and hoping the ground won’t be too soft.

We have declared Arctic Chief and Muthabir at Doncaster tomorrow.  Arctic Chief travelled well on his hurdling debut before stopping very quickly.  Hopefully the better ground and tongue strap will bring about an improvement.

Muthabir runs over three miles for the first time, he was staying on well in his two previous races and it will be interesting to see if he gets the trip.  If he does he could run well in what is a competitive handicap.

A busy morning of schooling with Ian Popham in to ride out and school.  Desert Joe has gone hunting win the Heythrop in preparation for his Greatwood Charity race run at Newbury on 4th March.  He looked very smart leaving the yard, under big-race jockey, Hannah Bishop.  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Hannah-Bishop03