Martin’s Blog 25th August

Saturdays are usually pretty busy and today was no different with Jo Stainer in today for 1st lot to watch Lord Condi on the gallops. He may be seen out this week with entries at Worcester or Sedgefield and seems in good heart.

We just can’t keep local owners Chris & Zoe Stock away and they came again today as they were unsurprisingly keen to watch their Fame & Glory youngster, Finnick Glory, stepping up her quick work and also going upsides another horse today. Daughter Abi rode out 1st lot and stayed on to watch and brother Harry was in the saddle – a family affair. Their great friend Bob Brunt was also in to watch the horses and to see Pomme De Nuit whose partnership he is involved in. Pomme arrived back yesterday from owner/breeders Christopher & Fran Marriott and looks great after her mid summer break.

Warren Marston and Mark Caswell were in to help ride work and we worked Brillare Momento, Mr Mafia, Buckle Street, Raving Bonkers, Mister Valentine, Oscar World, Chequered View, Miss Antipova, Somewhere To Be, City Never Sleeps, Lord Condi, Dr Dunraven, Twentyoneblackjack and Enforcement. Debden Bank, Ben Buie, Finnick Glory, Back on the Lash, Cotswold Prince and Sarasota Star all did swinging canters and the rest just cantered with the youngsters cantering on the loop.

Yesterday just got busier with lots of visitors including Will Humphries, who used to be a jockey for David Nicholson for many years and was based in Condicote when Belinda started riding out and our most local landlord & landlady from the Coach & Horses in Longborough Joe & Wendy McDonagh, called in too. They are in our Racing Club and have recently suffered an electrical fire in their pub but thankfully the work on repairing it is nearly complete and they are open again which is fantastic.

No runners this weekend but a few entries in the week. Tomorrow is forecast to be a washout however there is plenty of sport on including the F1 and lots of owners to catch up with too!