Then Claude Greenwood travelled to Chelmsford City, where an improved performance saw him collect some AVC prize money for 5th place.
There was a large gathering for the final Saturday breakfast before Christmas, where cards were exchanged and Maccabees' victory was celebrated.
The following day Itoldyou and Kingscombe made the long journey to race at Fakenham. Itoldyou earned some AVC prize money for 6th place and James won the "Best Turned Out" award with Kingscombe.
The following day saw Mabdab make his racecourse debut at Lingfield, and a very encouraging one it was being right in contention until the last half furlong and finishing 6th.
Mabdab's owner, jockey and trainer at Lingfield.
While Mabdab was at Lingfield, Claude Greenwood was back at Chelmsford City, again earning some prize money, this time for 4th place.
There is time now for a couple of easier days before Red Anchor goes to Fontwell on Boxing Day.