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A Good Work Morning

Posted on: 27th Aug 2016

We had some interesting pieces of work this morning. THE TIN MAN worked nicely ahead of his tilt at The Haydock Sprint cup next Saturday. ZEST looks as if she is coming along nicely now. PERMISSION looks a nice filly for the future and she may go to France for her next race.

LORD GEORGE and COLUMN are running at Yarmouth tomorrow. KNIGHT OWL is off to Ripon and MAZZINI and SUSPECT PACKAGE to Newcastle on Monday. All out horses look well at the moment and it would be good if they ran as well as they looked.

We have had quite a few visitors the past few days. Colin Gilbert who owns a share in THE TIN MAN came with his son James and grandson Arthur. Colin is very enthusiastic and comes to see both THE TIN MAN and PTARMIGAN RIDGE regularly. They had an early start as they were coming from London and we met at 6.15pm but they had a good breakfast in between lots. Gordon & Jackie Papworth have a share in the two-year-old MASTER ARCHER who they came to see today. They have been unable to visit for quite a while so it was very good to see them here this morning. Paul Ryan dropped in to see his horses HE'S MY BOY & KING OF NAPLES.

Mike Cattermole often drops in if he is commentating at Newmarket which he did this morning. It is always fun to see him and catch up. He said that when ITV take over from Channel 4 to present racing in 2017 he would not be part of it but he did not seem to be too disappointed. Two people we will see in 2017 on ITV ride out at Pegasus. Both Hayley Turner & Sally Ann Grassick are going to be part of the new team. Hayley rides out regularly for James and has always been a huge help. Sally Ann worked here quite a few years ago now but whenever she is in the UK she comes to ride out here. She was here last week but gave us no indication that she may be part of the new Racing Programme on ITV.

A month ago YOGI our white German Shepherd collapsed in the paddock and was seriously ill with an acute liver disease. We thought he was going to die. Elan from Lida vets, in town, did a fantastic job saving him and just two days ago he was given the all clear when at long last his blood test showed everything was back to normal. Last night we feared he had collapsed again when there was no sign of him when James went to put him to bed. James searched for two hours trying to find him even I got out of bed to look for him. He was finally found locked in the downstairs loo oblivious to the stir he had caused and not at all repentant.

Tags: the tin man, lord george, zest, permission, suspect package, mazzini, he's my boy, king of naples,