Wednesday 19 August
All the horses appear to be in top form at the moment - none more so than Rousing Rob! He is now doing 2 canters, and this morning showed his well being by pulling Rachels arms out of her sockets and having a little pop at the other horses out at exercise with him. Stuart is very pleased with him, and with a bit of luck we will see what we have soon! Not such good news from Westoning - a call a couple of days ago from Jerry suggested that Noble Rebellion may be carrying an injury from his last run in a point, and the vets have scanned him and confirmed that he will not be able to race again. A real blow, but Mike Murphy has called to offer us a nice horse that has got some decent bumper form, and although he has not been able to win on the flat will now go hurdling and we will look to lease this fellow for the time being. It is really kind of Mike to offer, and I will give everyone further details when I have been to see Mike and sorted everything out. One thing I can say is that the horse is related to Sea The Stars,winner of the Guineas,Derby Eclipcse and yesterdays fabulous Juddmonte. Along with Top sire Galileo, and their dam - Arc winner Urban Sea! Sounds exciting!!