17 June 2022
Hot, hot, hot! It was 17 degrees at 7am this morning. When the hats are allowed off at Royal Ascot, you know it is warm. The horses in work will only be out in the field for a short amount of time this morning, before coming in when it gets too hot. It is not enjoyable for them when it is too hot, and the flies can be a nightmare. We are then going to have smattering of rain tomorrow before the temperatures look to be consistently warm. Summer is coming.
Paul was in to ride out yesterday. He has not been in for a while, so it was great to see him. He sat on the youngsters and was pleased with how they were progressing. One Last Dance and Beyond The Clouds worked together this morning. One Last Dance is pleasing in her work and schooling, it will be interesting to see how she gets on out on the track.
High Yield and Train Hill were at Uttoxeter on Wednesday. High Yield made a promising debut over hurdles and ran a nice race. It was a big improvement from his bumper runs. Train Hill returned to the track after his wind op, and still did not finish off his race. Often it is the second run that we see the improvement from the wind op. There is also a few different tactics we would like to try with him. Lilly Pinchin rode both. She was very excited to be riding for HM The Queen!
Due Reward and Jamacho have been declared for Worcester on Sunday. Paul O’Brien rides both. Due Reward is back over fences, and Jamacho takes to the hurdles. Vivas is entered at Worcester on Wednesday.
A welcome delivery to the yard this morning from Kris at The Cotswold Larder. He bakes the most amazing cookies, brownies and everything else in between. Thank you very much Freja, Mary and John Thackray for the huge brownie. It will not last long!