Sunday 25 October
A long trip to Wincanton today where 3 were enterd to run. Unfortunately the rain had not been sufficient to take the good to firm out of the going description, which meant that Rock Wren was withdrawn. He had injured himself on Good ground at Fakenham in 2007, so he was not risked on the ground. College Ace ran his usual brave and honest race finishin 7th. Poor old boy is just too high in the handicap, and in this higher grade they jujst have him going half a gear faster than he wants to. He will win more races when the handicapper gives him a bit of a break. Icterus was running a great race in the last, but after juming 3 out he was quickly pulled up as Jimmy thought he has suffered a serious injury. Thankfully it does not seem to be as bad as first thought, and after being checked over by the vets at the course it seems as though he has suffered a pulled muscle in his chest. He was a bit sore when he came off the lorry when he got home, but will hopefully make a speedy recovery.