Monday 5 January
Cold Cold Cold
The Arctic type conditions continue to hold the country in their icy grasp, and it is playing havoc with racing. Bobby's run on Saturday abandoned, E Majors intended hurdling debut today abandond, although he would not have made it any way has he has a slight cut on a back leg that required some anti-inflammatory drugs at the weekend and this will mean that he will not be going to the races for about a week. Now as I write, Leicester tomorrow has been lost to the weather as well, so Mattaking who has come out of his Fakenhan win in flying form will now not be going. We have everything crossed that it warms up for Friday so that he can go to Huntingdon, as he is well treated with just a penalty!!