It’s been a busy day for me at Donny’s, so thank goodness I’ve got a brand new sofa to use again when I get home!
I finally had to sort through some stuff for my new pad – let’s hope one or two winners today can help pay for it.
Probably my best trip of the day was on Ecco (2,18) for my boss, Paul Nicholls.
He has so many possibilities, it’s just a case of keeping him happy. If we stick and he runs smoothly, then his talent will ensure that he will reach his full potential.
This was his first run after a gust of wind, and hopefully that encourages him to believe he can breathe properly and get through it.
My first ride was Alghazaal (12.35) for Charlie Longsdon, who I last rode when I was a vested athlete.
He’s been pretty good on Flat for Michael Bell, so hopefully he’ll bring that ability into the dance moves. It was his first game on the field and over the hurdles, but the Doncaster was a lovely track for a horse’s first experience.
Next up is Will Sting (1.43), who had an excellent first game of the season for me at Sandown, I can’t fault him at all.
He jumped great but just didn’t go up the hill after being a bit sharp early on, so again, this flatter track would suit him better.
Hopefully I can keep him calm for the first mile, then start thinking about his race.
If he appeared in a similar form, I would be very happy.
I don’t know much about Le Fils De Force (2.53) who is supporting Simon Whitaker, but he certainly has a lovely family bloodline.
He’s had a month since his only other run, third place at Market Rasen, it’s a great time between races and it’s always fun to watch a pony come out like that. any.
Finally, I end up for Paul on Flic Ou Voyou (3,28) in a real cat-and-mouse love affair. It’s just the two of us, only 2lb between us – that’s really nothing – so it’s going to be very tactical.
My lad was very well held by Uttoxeter on his first hurdle, but he’s learned a lot since then and, with just one beat, he’ll at least be able to hear me!
Then it came back to my new abode and I’m happy to say it feels more like a home than now I’m the proud final owner of a kitchen table. . . I just need the chairs to go with it.
And to make it a double cause for celebration, my new sofa takes the proud position. That’s where I prepare dinner. Well, there’s nowhere to sit!
I moved into my house at the end of July, so it took a while for things to arrive, but, after 20 weeks, they are here.
The next job is to find some cushions and throw them for the sofa.
I have yet to finish putting up any pictures, and now that life is getting busy, studying or racing, I assume it will be summer before I do so.
Until next week, let’s continue…
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