First visit to Somerset since 2008 with Reading.
Forgot how cold it can get there and a 30 minute delay to start proceedings after a lady needed medical help didn't help, but these things can't be helped. and to be fair, that kept the meeting going well once started.
Some good racing without it ever being really great though Chris Harris heat 15 was sublime.
Apart from Harris who will be a real force round the OTA, I was very impressed by Henry Atkins for the home side, very good potential that lad. Kurtz and Covatti also did well whilst the new German lad will definitely be an asset. Rory S was good, but expected that from him on a well prepared track in clear weather (rain and bumops who knows)! As I mentioned earlier Rowe was on the pace and with Atkins looking good, hopefully he'll be given a long run to prove himself without too much pressure.
For the Brummies, Ashley Morris and Zach W both performed well and good to see they are continuing to develop. Ulrich showed some glimpses that he can still mix it with the top guys, Paco produced 2 good heat wins, so certainly doing his job at reserve. Shanes was competitive and brave. Kyle Newman flattered to deceive in the tough number 5 jacket whilst Tobias Thomsen was off the pace apart from heat 8.
Crowd wasn't great, about 500 at a guess. Thought it might have been higher with nice day and kids off school.
Not over impressed with the presentation, all a bit bland - don't do much to get crowd going or get kids involved.
Reasonably priced Chicken Nuggets though :-)
Enjoy evening overall.