The figures yesterday were very good, too and I made a couple of £’s whilst playing catch up with work that should have been done on Tuesday.
Last night I attended the meeting with the Clatterbridge League of Friends that saw the Sensory Garden Project rubber stamped and given charitable status.
They have very kindly given us permission to use their charitable status and will be creating a JustGiving page through which people will be able to make a donation. They have already created the bank account to which those payments will be made and now all I have to do is get creative as regards fund raising activities.
I advised them that I was hoping to get permission to do a sponsored walk around aintree on Grand National day but was advised that they have already been granted fund raising permission there on that day so, I’m looking at something else….definitely racing related though!
The next step is to get my face on radio (best place for it, trust me!). I’ll be contacting both my local radio stations next week to get that air time they have promised and we shall get to see just how generous the people of Merseyside and Wirral are.
I’ve a project in mind that I’ll be looking to push forward during the summer that will see not just Clatterbridge benefitting but any charity, anywhere, that wishes to utilise it.
I’m in the middle of putting a Newsletter together that will be a mixture of good, bad and ugly….in terms of news imparted.
This month has given me a heck of a lot to think about simply because of the actions and attitude of a surprisingly large number of people. You’ll understand what I’m going on about when you read it. Stunned, I’ve been.
I’ll be advising you of an issue down at Harry’s yard that has meant he’s had to batten down the hatches until everything is clear again.
On the racing front we have five rated races to mess around with and we’ll hopefully have a little more profit to play with come the weekend.
We have a little problem to overcome, that being the old home page is displaying when you are logged out but the new site emerging once you are logged in….not sure what is going on here and it is giving the techies a headache.
It will eventually get sorted and as far as I’m concerned, with the NH season now coming to a close, I’ll be happy to give them until the end of April….but it had better be done long before then!
I’m now back on all mail boxes so feel reed to use any to get in touch with me if there is anything I can do for you.
Chepstow / Thu 19 Mar
Updated @ Wed 18 Mar
Good to Soft, Soft in places 3mm of rain on Monday (11mm in total since Friday 13th) (GoingStick: Chase 5.6, Hurdle 6.1 on Wednesday at 09:30)
Rails: The far bend is set at an average of 6yds from the inside position adding approximately 9yds to races up to 2m 4f and approximately 18yds to races of 3m. The stables bend is set up on the innermost line.
Forecast: Staying dry with sunny periods. Max temps: 11C on Wednesday, 12C on Thursday.
Ludlow / Thu 19 Mar
Updated @ Wed 18 Mar
Good to Soft,Good in places. (GoingStick: 5.5 on Tuesday at 10:00)
Rails: Bottom bend rails out 5 metres. Adding 20 metres to race distances per circuit. Steeplechase fences on fresh line.
We had 10mm of rain Thursday/Friday. We had a further 2mm on Monday. Forecast: Dry and becoming warmer.
* – Indicates their having won previously on the going as currently described
T – Indicates a horse having made a round trip of 300 miles or more
H – Indicates horses sporting headgear for the first time (blinkers, hood, cheekpieces, tongue-tie etc)
H* – GOOCHYPOOCHYPRADER….-25
T – LUCKY PRINCE….-39
BILLY MY BOY….-40
MY PLAY – Horses proven on today’s ground are very thin on the….ground. Just one in each race and I’d trust this one not a lot. Rated horses 1, 2 and 4 to October Rules.
TIME TO THINK….-11
* – KINGS APOLLO….-15
SAIL AND RETURN….-40
MY PLAY – Top two…October Rules only though.
* – ROYALE KNIGHT….+6
MY PLAY – I’ll just go 20/80 my top rated and cross everything!
* – ARKAIM….+15
* – KUDU COUNTRY….+10
* – MOUNTAIN KING….+10
* – SWALEDALE LAD….-16
* – UN ANJOU….-16
MY PLAY – This definitely looks the most competitive race on paper. I’ll work with my top two – dutch, 20/80 ARKAIM and exotics.
ONE LUCKY LADY….+3
* – BOLLIN JUDITH….-10
* – DOYLY CARTE….-18
* – FAIRY ALISHA….-20
* – FAVOURITE GIRL….-35
MY PLAY – Happy to leave this to the needy and greedy….best of luck if you play this one!
Have a great day and the best of luck if you get involved.