Martin’s Blog 5th October

Tom Bellamy in this morning and we worked quite a few including Brillare Momento, Dr Dunraven, Reve, World War, Forecast, Matravers, Primogeniture, Back on the Lash, Solstice Star, Young Phoenix, Ben Buie, Miss Antipova, Finnick Glory, Pomme De Nuit, Hot To Trot Milan Filly, Mahler 4 year old, Raving Bonkers. All the rest cantered and all have been turned out in the field for the day.

We are heading down to Fontwell with Mr Mafia who runs back over hurdles under Harry Stock as usual. It’s a competitive race with all five runners having a chance but he’s in good order and it would be fantastic if he could add to his already amazing tally of 4 wins this season.

Maggie Turner in this morning to check some of the upcoming runners and Nick Partridge our farrier also in too.

Conor Shoemark is running in the Chester Marathon on Sunday in memory of Chris Stock and to raise such vital funds for Cancer Research UK. He was originally heading for the Berlin Marathon in September but picked up an injury and devastatingly we have since lost Chris, father of Conor’s girlfriend Abi. Do dig deep and support this worthy cause by donating through the website HERE or alternatively I’m sure you can sponsor him later in the day at Uttoxeter as he will then go onto Uttoxeter and ride there – well done Conor.