Thursday, December 13, 2012

Change coming?

I'm going to have to be on the ball tomorrow because we've got a runner and we haven't had one of those for a while, so I'll have to make sure that I don't forget either that it's happening or what to do.  We've got Ollie (Orla's Rainbow) running at Wolverhampton tomorrow evening (early evening, fortunately) and then we'll be back to the same venue the next day, Saturday, when we have the unusual situation of one course hosting two meetings on the same day: Tommy (Platinum Proof) runs at Southwell-at-Wolverhampton in the afternoon and then Magic Ice runs at a different meeting, Wolverhampton, in the evening.  (The reason for the transfer, of course, is that Southwell is still recovering from its recent inundation).

Anyway, you can see one of those horses, Tommy, in the previous paragraph going up the Al Bahathri yesterday (or, rather, you can see his head - and you can see the tips of Silken Thoughts' ears too).  That ended up a lovely day, still very cold but really splendid as we discussed in the previous chapter; and today started off even more splendid, because there wasn't a cloud in the sky at dawn and so, once the sun was up, we had great sights second lot - as you can see with a rear view of one of the runners (Magic Ice) who is at the back of the trio preceding Simayill and me around the Severals' trotting ring.

That was truly splendid, as you can also see from the view between Simayill's ears which I enjoyed a few minutes later going up Long Hill AW.  Sadly, clouds gathered from mid-morning onwards and it became bleak and no less cold: a tap out in the yard which had been working earlier in the morning had re-frozen by 1pm.  Still, although it's very cold outside again now, we're forecast to have low pressure moving in from the south overnight, so we have much milder temperatures on the way - but we also have wind and rain on the way, which is a far, far less appealing prospect than what we've been enjoying.  Let's hope that we have three good runs to cheer us up.

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