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Kim Bailey: Jockeys have no excuse *H&H Plus*

Opinion

Last weekend at Cheltenham, we raced on respectable ground for the first time this winter. Simon Claisse is an excellent clerk of the course, but this season he has seen the weather gods throw the kitchen sink at him.

The first two Cheltenham meetings in October and November were staged in horrific conditions, and the ground was very trying. So what a relief that last Friday and Saturday the sun was out and they had two fabulous days of racing.