This is the first Blog for August and the jump season now has a 10 day gap with no racing from today the 2nd August until Wednesday 12th August where we intend to be at Newton Abbot but the flat horses will keep us ticking over in between. Greek Islands who won at Bath last time out for his owners Dave and Di Harris can hopefully run a big race on Tuesday afternoon at Salisbury where he will be ridden by Liam Keniry who has won on him in the past. Molly Cat who had her first run for me last week to finish 4th and ran a very encouraging race has 3 entries for Friday, however we will need to see what the ground is like closer to the time but hopefully she can make her presence felt when she runs next time. The horses continue to run in good form, Oscara Dara had his first run for me at Worcester on the 28th July where he was returning from a 843 day absence due to several setbacks but thankfully he put all that behind him to make a successful start and as usual was given a great confident ride by Noel Fehily. Midnight Sequel ran 2 days later at Stratford on the 30th July after she had finished 2nd at Worcester the week before and was due to go up 5lbs in the Handicap for that good run but unfortunately she finished 2nd again which wasn’t her fault and you would have to say she was a very unlucky loser. On the 26th July Commitment went to Uttoxeter for a valuable Handicap Chase where once again he was in the money but in reality his chance was gone when the ground went soft but he is a very happy horse and loves to please. Maid of Tuscany also ran at Uttoxeter but a couple of days earlier on the 24th July but was beaten less than 6 lengths, this was a much improved run and Noel thought a bit faster ground might help her chances next time. It is all go at the yard at the moment the winter horses have started to do some light canters and so far so good. Thankfully looking at the horses we have got it will give you all plenty to follow and cheer on. Not only have we got a good bunch of horses, I have a great team of staff behind me for the season ahead and without good staff none of this can happen. Everything else is pretty quiet around the yard and not much else to report.