Western Storm declared for Uttoxeter

Western Storm is declared at Uttoxeter on Sunday in the 5.30pm – a two and a half mile handicap hurdle with Tom Bellamy onboard.

He has been off the course for a while due to niggling problems but has always seemed to appreciate this type of ground.

Ultimately he will probably need a further trip than this but it will be a good starting point having been off for so long.  He certainly has ability and it will be good to make up for lost time.

Had a very enjoyable lunch yesterday at Lords for the annual Carbine Club lunch in the Long Room.  The speakers were Ashley Giles and Geoff Miller.  The latter is one of the funniest sporting speakers around and he never ceases to entertain with many self deprecating stories of his cricket career.

I shared a table with fellow Club member Alan Halsall and it was good to share such excellent company in such an historic room.

Hopefully the Carbine Club are developing a racing syndicate which we look forward to Adlestrop providing a winning horse for.