Wednesday 6th November, 2019

Madame Ritz is declared in the 5.10pm at Southwell tomorrow – the five furlong 0-50, classified stakes.  This is another drop in grade for her and Joe Fanning rides.

Joe has won on her in the past and she has run well over course and distance previously and we are hopeful she can return to form.

Highland Sun disappointed yesterday in the maiden at Southwell and it appears that she is in season which would explain all.  Hopefully she will be out again shortly to prove the running all wrong.

It was great to welcome the Worcester Annual Members to a wet and windy yard on Saturday morning.  Despite the weather, the enthusiastic group braved it up the gallops and hopefully left better informed than when they arrived.

On Monday night, I attended the AGM of the Carbine Club of London.  It’s great to be a member of this sporting gathering whose members have Islandray in training with us.

Delighted to report to the gathering that their new horse is working and jumping well and should be on the track in the next few weeks.

I was asked by Club Chairman Peter Jensen to say a few words about how racing is under estimated in it’s ability to look after it’s own.  Such charities as the Injured Jockeys Fund, Racing To School and RoR and Racing Welfare to name but a few.

The latter having kindly put on a two day course earlier this week on Mental Health First Aid at Cheltenham racecourse.  P.A. Jo, attended the course and found it very informative and it also explains why you having missing a blog until now!