Martin’s Blog 13th April

A stunning morning and a great bunch of people in. Chairman Jon Hughes up early and in for first lot to watch those doing fast work including Mark Caswell who also couldn’t sleep!

2nd Lot Jo Stainer was here to join Jon Hughes in watching Lord Condi work and watch a recording of his spectacular schooling over fences earlier this week – he’s won 3 races for us this season – a bumper and twice over hurdles and he jumps fences well so we can’t wait to run him over fences.

Jo brought a familiar face here too this morning – Patrick Murphy who, like Jo, had a share in a little horse called Badly Bruised who was owned by The Plough Inn at Ford Syndicate and whose best day was a win at Towcester. He was sadly aptly named and had so many problems and we retired him in 2010. Today Patrick is celebrating his birthday so a huge happy birthday to him and hope he enjoyed his morning on the gallops. He’s an avid reader of this blog he said so hope he has enjoyed the mention. Come back soon Patrick!

Jo & Chris Massey were also in this morning. They are staying at Adams’ Farm and had enjoyed a fabulous curry at The Prince of India in Stow last night. They brought some friends too who no doubt by the end of the weekend will have been well and truly ‘Massey’d’ – a term that undoubtedly will end up in the Oxford Dictionary to describe someone who has drunk far too much under the influence of the Massey’s and ended up in a drink enduced sleep way before bedtime! I’ve fallen foul & have also been ‘Massey’d’ after a very long lunch with Jo & Chris at The Wild Rabbit!

We worked Matravers, Somewhere To Be, Solstice Star, Debden Bank, Capital Force, Back on the Lash, Brillare Momento, Raving Bonkers, Cotswold Prince, Be Thankful, Sarasota Star, Lord Condi, Primogeniture, Mr Mafia, Jeans Genie, Robsam, Samtara, Capricia, Fairmount, Mozzaro, Gold Mountain and Bobble Emerald. Lots still working and plenty of entries coming up.

Matravers was balloted out once again of his race on Monday but Sarasota Star and Primogeniture got in and head to Pontefact.