Martin’s Blog 25th August

We are back! We had a wonderful week in Salcombe with the family – restful and special family time in one of our favourite places – perfect. However, on our final full day on Saturday I thought I woke up with food poisoning so Belinda & the boys left me to it and had a morning walking (& boys climbing rocks) on the beach returning to find me no better. Eventually we decided to try and get home on Saturday night, which we did and it was great to be home – no place like home when you are ill! Unfortunately Belinda woke on Sunday feeling dreadful too and we realised it couldn’t be food poisoning….covid tests negative (relief) but neither well enough to go to Worcester. Thankfully we are both nearly 100% again and hoping the boys don’t get it as we aren’t sure there’s been a time before that we’ve both been in bed for a day or two – a horrid bug.

No luck at Worcester unfortunately with Cloud Formation unseating early on, Fiddledi Dee running simply too badly to be true on his debut and Cut & Run disappointing too – a day to draw a line through.

But good to be back and in better health and, despite the end of holiday illness, we had a great week and do feel refreshed. Jasmin and the team here held the fort so well and had plenty of visitors throughout the week too so thanks to Paul Davis for looking after them as well.

Yesterday Jack Rogers was in to watch Hogan and today Nigel McAllen here to watch his horses on the gallops and see the youngsters in the fields. I know I keep saying it but it is great to see owners back in enjoying watching their horses on the gallops and seeing how much the youngsters have changed and grown.

Today James Best, Warren Marston, Chris Dee and Richard Cook were in to ride out and some of the winter horses have started to do a bit more including Brorson, Brianna Rose, Ten Past Midnight, Sarasota Star and Found On. The weather is certainly turning autumnal.

Newly wed physio Hannah Steedman in to see some of the up coming runners plus those that have come in from the field to ensure they start off in top shape from the start.



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