Then, knowing to an inch where the bulbs which were to produce the black tulip were planted, he ran towards the spot, following, however, the gravelled walks in order not to be betrayed by his footprints, and, on arriving at the precise spot, he proceeded, with the eagerness of a tiger, to plunge his hand into the soft ground
The superintendent had completely winded his horse by crossing the soft ground
. He felt the necessity of gaining a firmer footing, and turned towards the road by the shortest secant line.
"That path is as you see, topped with gravel," he said; "the man must have passed along it going to the pavilion, since no traces of his steps have been found on the soft ground
. The man didn't have wings; he walked; but he walked on the gravel which left no impression of his tread.
Through a field he ran until he came into another road and getting upon his knees felt of the soft ground
with his fingers.
â€œTread on the soft ground
,â€ he cried, when they were in a gloom where sight availed them but little, â€œand keep in the white smoke; keep the skin close on her, lad; sheâ€™s a precious oneâ€”another will be hard to be found.â€
O'Brien said: "We'll check the surface but we wouldn't run on soft ground
. We'll declare in the morning but there's rain forecast, which is not good.
is predicted for all four days of the Cheltenham Festival.
AIDAN O'Brien is wary about the prospect of soft ground
at Epsom next Saturday for Investec Derby favourite Australia.
But Bell harbours real concerns about the potential of soft ground
in Newcastle and is prepared to withdraw the gelding, who finished second on his only start this season in a handicap at Newmarket last month.
Main Aim has never won beyond 7f but is proven on soft ground
and looked ready for a step back up in trip when finishing strongly in a better contest at the Sussex track last time.
The Robbins Small Boring Unit (SBU-A) is offered with a specialized mixed ground cutter head, allowing for excavation in soft ground
with cobbles and boulders, in addition to hard rock boring.