Posted: 09/04/2017 at 15:10
I rang Wonky about 2.30 ............... no real evidence of any activity . just a murmur and a promise to phone me later ... I suggested tomorrow would be fine.
There had been a chance that son would be calling here to crash in the spare room following a 'get out' in Solihull and a meeting today in Norfolk, but the meeting today was cancelled so he went straight home arriving at 5am to find his cat being terrorised by a starling which had got in via the chimney. Just as well he went home, the mess could have been horrendous and as his house is on the market he'd have had a lot of rushed cleaning to do!
Fairy, the National was fantastic - a good race and a worthy winner Did I ever tell you that my cousin nearly trained a National Winner - Smart Tar in '89 - two fences from home with a good lead ahead of Little Polveir and he took a great leap at the second last fence and unseated a young Carl Llewellyn leaving Little Polveir with nothing to do but get over the last fence unscathed. That's the last time I ever put money on a race. Sadly the following year Smart Tar slipped and broke his hind leg while being exercised in a training pool a few days before the National John Francome had been tipping him to win.