Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hitting the road like a battering ram

We won't be going to Yarmouth today on a silver-black Phantom bike, but we'll be going nice and sedately over there with Gift Of Silence, and we'll be going to Lingfield tomorrow in similar style with Roy.  But I hope that Gift Of Silence, running in a six-furlong race for the first time since her debut, might be able to hit the line like a battering ram.  She hasn't run for around seven weeks, so she'll be nice and fresh, so I hope that she'll run well over this shorter distance.

But, of course, while it's a maiden handicap which ought to make things a bit easier than usual, we've got the usual worry of some unexposed three-year-olds to contend with, in particular lightly-raced, well-bred horses trained by Sir Michael Stoute and Jeremy Noseda.  They might be tough nuts to crack - but she's at present outside having a pick of grass in the sunshine and looking very content, so let's hope that she can give plenty of cheek.  Come what may, it ought to ber a nice day as Yarmouth's generally a pleasant place to visit.  And we'll have Anthony with us, which always adds an extra dimension of enjoyment to a trip.


neil kearns said...

Next blog titled Rock and Roll Dreams come true ?


John Berry said...

Gee, Neil, great one - I wish I'd thought of that myself!