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       Heure De Gloire Winner Ffos Las

Last week was one of great highs and terrible lows.  The stable was among the winners again with an across the card double at Ffos Las and Ludlow on Wednesday courtesy of Heure de Gloire and Itacare, but we were beset by tragedy that same afternoon when losing promising young gelding Seventeen O Four at the Welsh track.

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Cheltenham is in the rear view mirror for another twelve months, but what an amazing festival it was.  We endured extremes of weather, whilst the record-breaking crowds witnessed some incredible action on the track.  The Pond House team almost recorded a victory on day one, whilst we were on the mark elsewhere with an across-the-card double at Doncasater and Fakenham on Friday.

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Well, the waiting is almost over!  In just 24 hours, the finest jumps meeting in the world, the 2022 Cheltenham Festival gets underway.  We will have a small but select team running over the course of the four days and after months of anticipation; I can’t wait for it all to get underway.  I will be there each day and look forward to catching up with all of my guests in our hospitality marquee.  With so many last minute bits and pieces to organise before heading off to Taunton this afternoon, I am sure you will understand if this weeks’ offering is a little shorter than usual!

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This time next week the waiting will almost be over.  It will be Cheltenham eve and with a contender, Adagio, in the Champion Hurdle, the big race on day one of the Festival, anticipation around the yard is building.  The hard work has largely been done and now it is just a case of keeping him ticking over – I am sure there will be a few sleepless nights between now and then!  We will probably only have a handful of runners, but I have been pleased with the work of those that could take their chances and am looking forward to the meeting getting underway.

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Obviously, the world has changed significantly since my blog last week and racing matters pale into insignificance alongside world events.  My thoughts are with those involved and I hope a peaceful resolution can be found and quickly.  Back to matters I can have a bearing on and I was pleased to be on the scoresheet again at Exeter last week with Kingofthewest a good winner on Friday, leading home a 1-2 for the stable.  Meanwhile, preparations continue apace for the Cheltenham Festival and I can scarcely believe that there are now only two weeks until the biggest jumps meeting on the calendar.

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Despite the best efforts of Dudley, Eunice and Franklin, we managed to keep the show on the road and I was pleased to be on the mark again with the success of Neon Moon (pictured above) at Plumpton last Monday.  There were several other noteworthy performances too, not least from Adagio, who ran a super race to bustle up Goshen in the Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton on Saturday and all roads for him lead to Cheltenham in three weeks’ time.

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There are only four weeks left until the start of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival and preparations for our likely participants continue apace.  We are only likely to have a handful of runners, but you want to make sure they arrive at the meeting in the best possible shape and this week is an important one in adding those finishing touches, especially with Champion Hurdle hope Adagio (pictured above) having his final prep run in the Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton on Saturday.

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