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Monday, 16 July 2012
A fine day, decent breeze and sunny spells, drying up, forecast being scrutinized! A morning on the all weather and riding seven new horses for the first time, all very well behaved which is always a relief, long may it last. Entries through for Cartmel on Saturday, looks competitive but hopefully we will run Makhzoon, The Paddy Premium and Northern Flame. One fall and two pulled ups for Lucy at Southwell yesterday, in the circumstances coming home in one piece was a good result, I have never seen horses jump so badly, unedifying stuff and plenty of jockeys including AP took heavy falls, not sure what the problem is but something must be wrong. Racing then delayed due to ambulance problems; I suspect the racecourse skimping on costs doubt it would have happened at Ascot (or Perth for that matter), 4.40 ended up going off at 6.10. I suspect most of the racegoers had lost the will to live by then, Lucy home very late as a result. Back down the road to Beverley tomorrow where she rides Landesherr for Steve Gollings in the 5.30.