Tuesday 13 October
A really good morning 'up the hill' on Saturday - good to see Paul and Kevin who came over to have their first peek at Jardin De Vienne, also good to see our 'regular' Ollie who just likes to pop in every Saturday morning and see the horses, he will soon have his horse Kikos to see, as he is scheduled to return to Fences Farm on December 1st. Ogee seems to have come out of his latest race in great form, and went well with Daurica first lot. Second lot saw Rock Wren go really well upsides Il Duce - Rocky seems to have improved for his enforced absence and is in great form - he, along with Icterus and Bahreyna is entered for Wednesday at Uttoxeter. Third lot saw JDV move very well, he is also in great form, and looks fantastic, we are just waiting for a suitable handicap for him, which may not be for about 3 weeks, but I will keep you posted. Bobby Gee was his usual self, always keen and thoroughly enjoying his work - again he is ready to go, we just need some rain, and a suitable race. Il Duce is entered to run at Cheltenham on Friday. Trying 3 miles for the first time - it is hoped he may appreciate it, he is very difficult to catch right, but is usually best fresh, so let's hope he goes well, Sam takes the ride and it would be nice for him to have a good horse - after a blistering start he has struggled as his claim has reduced, and to have a good horse at the good meetings will hopefully help him along. Happy Birthday Stuart! Another year older - but another year wiser????