B.B.C. Poitiers 11th June 2011
Well the TEAM RML entry for Poitiers is quite small because the whole TEAM, apart from yearlings and the unfit will be going to either Palamos or Tarbes next week. So this week only three yearlings, 75, 78 and 202 have been entered, giving them a 346 mile 1097 yard trial, together with 237 who was late back from Messac.
Saturday 11th June: On a weekend when the weather forecast looked poor we have a liberation at 0700 in more favourable wind conditions than we have had of late. This is not a bad thing for the yearlings that only have to get home.
UPDATED 11th JUNE AT 08:00 HOURS
We are lucky this weekend with the weather as Saturday was always forecast to be a good day before persistent rain moves across the country from the west on Sunday. Conditions this Saturday are as good as you can get in relation to racing from France to England. Some heavy showery activity moved along the French coast line from the west very early this morning tracking eastwards and at 06:00 hours had cleared Caen heading towards Belgium. High broken cloud has been identified over most of France except some central areas where there is more cloud cover. The south of England will experience some isolated showers today but that is all. Visibility in the channel 11 miles plus and winds light from the west north west. So to conclude a super day for racing with the red cards up for grabs.
BBC at Poitiers liberated 07:00
MNFC at Fougeres liberated 06:00
BICC at Tours liberated 06:00
SMT Combine at Messac liberated 06:40
High broken cloud over some areas of France and a clear channel at 07:00 hours.
Weather : The risk of a light shower this morning, otherwise fair with sunny periods.
Max : 17 °C
Visibility : Very good.
Wind : Mainly west north west light F3, occasionally moderate F4.
Winds light mainly from the west with a little northerly influence over the Channel.