Friday 1 February
Hard to beleive - by I was just a bit grumpy last night. There were two reasons for being disgruntled. Firstly the race that we had lined San Telm up for in Sandown turned out to be a 0-142, and he would have had a right good chance off of 10-10! But he is not 100% so he could not go, and he will not get many chances in a 0-142 for £50k!! Secondly I have been keeping a close eye on a mare called Niki Royal in Ireland, and was very close to putting the wheels in motion to get her before Christmas but decided to wait, only to see her bolt up for Jamie Snowden in Towcester yesterday! The reason I was watching her? She is Kikos' sister! I will continue to watch her! I am pleased to say I am happier this morning as the Sandown race is abandoned and he would not have run anyway! Unfortunatley it will mean that all the horses that were due to run will now still be in the mix when ST is ready to go again! Smart Exit is entered in Huntingdon on Thursday. He schooled this morning and is in fine form. Tannerman is in At Doncaster on Monday, and Thursday, but it looks as though the ground will dry up and the 2m 3f of Mondays race will suit him better - he is more likely to go on Monday, and is in good form.