It was a very successful open day for the selected charities of prostate cancer and polio. In total £800 was raised by the owners and will add to a considerable sum already raised by my friend Chris Dowse on his South West Coast Path walk. He is currently nearing half way in the 630 mile walk and is due to finish in the third week of October. Anyone wishing to further donate please use the link below.

We have had an aborted trip to Ffos Las where the heavens opened and turned the ground very soft, we will find another opportunity for him in a couple of weeks.

Heluvagood has been entered at Newton Abbot on Friday and will be put in at Uttoxeter on Sunday. He will revert to hurdling in the short term before going chasing.

River Bray will not run at Newton Abbot on Friday and will wait for softer ground.