The very dry past month has been welcome for our relaxation but not for the grass growing nor racecourse going. We have quite a few horses turned out through the day but only a handful who stay out at night as well as there is just not enough goodness in the grass. Still, the sun is enjoyed by those who are out, including the three Milan geldings, One For Arthur, Big River and Templenabeau, pictured.
We have just thirty horses in training now, and a few of them are valiantly waiting for some soft ground before their holidays. If the rain does not appear soon, they too will be out in the fields.
One of our summer string, Seven Devils is back on the track tomorrow at Hexham, over two and a half miles. He carries twelve stone five so we use Blair to take off seven pounds. An improved chaser last season he seems in great form at home and he jumped well in the school this afternoon.