We are all on Cloud Nine – long may it continue!

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November 21

Alan won’t want November to end. In what has been an incredible month for Barbury he has sent out 14 winners in the last fortnight alone, including the 1,600th of his career, and, while he tells me we are “in for a quiet spell”, with four fancied runners at Warwick today fingers crossed maybe we ain’t finished yet.

Reflecting on the purple patch, Wayne Hutchinson said:”Long may it continue. This week has gone great. Giving Glances has the Listed race for fillies at Aintree as her target this month, and Hereford was the perfect prep, while William H Bonney, who also won there, appreciated the drop in class and got the ideal confidence-restorer with a professional performance, and Kimberley Point, who defied a penalty at Southwell yesterday, is learning all the time.”

At Warwick today we have useful bumper horse Harambe chasing compensation for being brought down on his hurdling debut at Chepstow, point-to-point recruit My Dixie having her first for run for us over timber in the mares novice, Cogburn returning in the conditional jockeys handicap hurdle and Eyes Right trying to win us the bumper again which is named after Alan’s old boss, David Nicholson.