10 February 2021
It is very cold here today, I have the fire going in the office! It has been trying to snow all week, and we had a flurry for about 30 minutes this morning, but that was it. It is now nice blue sky, and not raining!! However, this freezing weather has, again, put paid to racing. Other than the Kempton All Weather Jumpers' Bumper meeting tomorrow, there is no more racing until Saturday, and there may be doubt around the weekends racing. The weather has not been kind to us, it can only improve!
Western Miller ran at Kempton on yesterday in the Jumpers' Bumper 2m2f under Paul O'Brien. We were very happy with him, despite him finishing at the back. He set a nice pace out in front, but then took a blow about 3f out. He will come on from the run, and his fitness will definitley improve. Tomorrow we have Beyond The Clouds heading to Kempton in another Jumpers Bumper, Brian Hughes takes the ride. It is great that we can still get the horses out.
This morning Paul was in, and we schooled lots in the school as everywhere else was frozen! Pictures will follow once they have been uploaded. Everything schooled nicely, and the two new arrivals Tea For Free and Byzantium Lad looked to jump nicely.
Ballydine, Illegal Model and Snow Leopardess all hold entries this weekend, fingers crossed racing goes ahead. On Monday at Catterick we have Almazhar Garde, Snow Leopardess and Do Wanna Know all entered. Lets hope for a change of weather next week.