I rode out for Richard Hughes last week as l wanted to sit on a horse that he thought might make a jumper. He was not a bad type but still a maiden so l asked Hughsie what he wanted for him and nearly fell off him when he told me the price! We had the most lovely horse arrive from Germany on Saturday called Leoro and unfortunately for him we did a little operation on him yesterday which will mean he will no longer think about the opposite sex. There are a few people l know that could do with the same op. Come back with that now! Bad dog, bad dog! or this patient already has some kids though? We went to a wine tasting dinner at Nicky Hendersons on Friday night which was very entertaining although it was quite hard to get a drink. On Saturday night l went to stay with my gorgeous girlfriend Kate in Portishead where we went to a Michelin Star restaurant near the harbour which was delicious. On Sunday we had another syndicate lunch which all went very well. I have been riding out two lots every morning in an attempt to get fit for this Legends race on the 14th October and to help even more l have got a new mattress for my bed! I used to go out with a girl with a wooden leg but l had to break it off. We have action at long last with entries over the weekend and beginning of next week so fingers crossed!