Saturday September 8th

A busy morning in Naunton. We enjoyed the company of lots of owners to see the horses work.

Of course they all made cakes!!!!! This particular cake was made by our ‘FOB Queen’ Penny who got her dad involved in FOB3 and then loved it so much she joined FOB4 & 6!!!!

Simon debriefing Fergal on FOB6’s ‘Agent Valdez’. She won an Irish Point To Point last season and she looks more impressive by the week.

2 old favourites. Fern the far side on ‘Perfect Candidate’ and Nick this side on ‘Alvarado’. They are both in superb form and we are excited for their first runs.

Today we have ‘Blue Merlin’ running at Stratford in the 2:20. Paddy rides him in a 2 mile novice hurdle. He has improved and strengthened up over the season but he still has so much more to come so the experience is very important to him and a break is probably on the cards after today.

Paddy schooling ‘Blue Merlin’ at Warwick 2 weeks ago.

We have 2 runners tomorrow. ‘Winter Lion’ runs on the flat at York over 2 miles. Jamie Spencer rides.

‘Mille Nautique’ is our other runner at Fontwell. Paddy rides him in a 2m2 handicap chase.

Tomorrow myself, Tori and Connor head for Perth with ‘Tangolan’ and ‘Mighty Leader’ who run on Monday.

Thanks for reading.

Sally xx