Sad Day

It’s a strange and sad day for me as I write my blog today. There’s been a regular feature of my Saturday mornings for as long as I can remember – my Uncle Terry calls at around ten thirty and we go through the card. Two weeks ago he died of cancer – his funeral was on Wednesday. He was a bit special – a real family man who tended his parents graves and looked after old relatives but with a big and cheerful personality and centre stage at the local golf club. He’ll be missed.

His surname was Webb, and there was a horse called Webbow who he had been following for years – a nine year old who hadn’t won on the turf in his last 24 runnings. He was running at Glorious Goodwood on the day of the funeral – obviously we backed him. It was fitting that he chose that day to record the finest victory of his career.

Winker goes today at Doncaster, and we’re expecting a good run. He is extremely well at home and is loving his work – he works like and old pro and is as sound as any horse in the yard.

Peintre D’Argent has what will probably be her last run at Newmarket today. She is in foal to Winker. Hopefully she will go well.

I’ll be backing Kune Kune at Thirsk – I haven’t seen an unluckier horse all season. I’ll also have a small bet on Pintrada in the last at Doncaster – he was unlucky last time and might be a horse to follow throughout the season.