February already… love it! Less than 2 months till the grass begins. The jockeys will begin panic mode in another month as we all do every year. There are a lot of fresh hungry jockeys kicking about and not enough racing to go round so don’t go lumping on when you see them heading to Kempton for 1, it’s not a clue, its greed!
After Super Saturday 3rd March in Dubai there are no Carnival meetings there until World Cup night which is the 31st of March so a lot of the top lads will head back to get warmed up for the grass. Fingers crossed Margot Did‘s preparation will continue to run smoothly and will be running at both those meeting with me on bored.
The race for the jockeys title is hotting up, with Joe Fanning rapidly closing the gap on Luke Morris, both deserve to win having put in so much graft through the winter months, personally I think Joe has the edge with Mark Johnson behind him.
I’m very much looking forward to Cathy‘s return, I have missed the banter, I had a chat with her yesterday, she’s back riding out and is hoping to be back on the track in a month’s time, her return will give me a kick up the bum, we’re both ridiculously competitive.
Roll on spring time.