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08-08-2020 10:54:38 in General by Admin
Today would have seen the Shergar Cup meeting take place at Ascot. This fixture was called off sometime ago though due to the Covid virus. However, it’s not all bad news. Ascot has put on a normal meeting that’s far superior to the awful Shergar Cup day! Haydock and Newmarket also host good meetings, we’re off to Uttoxeter this evening with a runner. The 1:40 at Newmaket is wor...

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01-08-2020 12:56:02 in General by Admin
Black Anthem was a good winner for his owners at Southwell on Wednesday, this was his third start in ten days that's resulted in form of 1st 2nd 1st. It was a another very good effort from this bonny horse that looks to be improving all the time. Black Anthem has a brilliant attitude and is loving life at the moment, he’s not a superstar but certainly knows how to win and that's all that co...

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30-07-2020 12:49:39 in General by Admin
The Qatar Goodwood meeting is taking place this week. I've not updated as it's my least favourite big flat meeting of the season. The racing is great with some top class horses running, however it's a meeting I find punting at very tough. Horses that come round the home bend a few lengths behind, it's like been stuck on the M6 in rush hour.We'll see many unlucky losers this week, a watching brief...

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25-07-2020 11:35:23 in General by Admin
Yes No Maybe So, won in determined style on his debut for his owners at Uttoxeter on Thursday. Jonathan Burke gave him a super ride. Purchased privately for little money, Yes No Maybe So looks a nice horse to have plenty of fun with. He held good bumper form and looked the type that would be suited by better ground. The trip was the minimum for him, his future is three-mile chasing. Yes No Maybe...

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23-07-2020 11:55:13 in General by Admin
Leoncavallo gave us our second winner of the week at Stratford on Tuesday. Given a grand ride by Tom Scudamore, Leoncavallo was impressive winning by 13 lengths. Leon is a classy horse, David Pipe and his team at Pond House have done a tremendous job with him. Leon is firmly back to his best. The busy week continues with a runner at Uttoxeter today. Yes No Maybe So makes his debut for us in the ...

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21-07-2020 11:30:00 in General by Admin
A nice start to the week for us yesterday at Market Rasen. Pisgha Pike ran well and showed plenty of promise with a good 2nd place. Then, Black Anthem won easily by 8 lengths. We have another two runners today. Leoncavallo in the 1:20 at Stratford then Adams Park 5:25 Chepstow.Leoncavallo goes chasing for just the second time. We're short of options with him at the moment due to his high rating s...

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20-07-2020 10:24:40 in General by Admin
We start the week with two runners at Market Rasen. Pisgah Pike runs in the 12:00 then Black Anthem 3:10. It’s likely everything is running for second place in Pisgha Pike’s race. Sangha River should win with plenty to spare. Black Anthem returns to chasing and the trip will suit. I’m not sure who is riding at the moment as Richard Johnson hurt his back yesterday at Southwell.

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18-07-2020 12:01:08 in General by Admin
Plenty of racing this afternoon, no jumps which is a shame but some big field handicaps on the flat that are worth watching. Rushmore, who makes his debut in the 1:05 at Newbury is a horse I’ve had in my notebook for a while. This 2yo colt with a pedigree to die for, is held in some regard by the Andrew Balding yard and considered smart. I've no idea if he’s fit and ready to go today...

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11-07-2020 11:41:56 in General by Admin
Lot’s of good racing today. I’ve not had chance to go through in detail as it’s been busy this end. Two of our winter horses have left the pre-training yard and gone to their trainers. Yesterday was spent at the Newmarket sales whilst the new Irish horse has arrived. I secured a horse at Newmarket too. 93 rated on the flat, won 10 times and over £320,000 in prize money. A ...

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08-07-2020 12:19:08 in General by Admin
A busy day ahead with three runners. Nikolayeva is up first in the 1:10 at Ripon. Eva as we call her ran no sort of race on seasonal debut. She got very warm on a red hot day and came back with an irregular heartbeat. Very much a watch wait and see now. Included in the 2:20 at Stratford. The ground looks to have gone for Included whilst the Paul Nicholls horse will be hard to beat. She's in good...

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04-07-2020 07:10:07 in General by Admin
The good form of our horses continues which is really pleasing. Black Anthem was a sound 3rd on seasonal debut whilst Competition won in good style at Bath on Thursday. We’ve had 10 runs since lockdown, 9 of those finished in the first three. Long may it continue. Derby Day. If you recall I advised taking the 10-1 available on English King after he won, the Lingfield Derby Trial in great st...

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01-07-2020 12:27:54 in General by Admin
It's great to have jumps racing back today, Southwell is the first meeting been held and we have a runner. Black Anthem takes his chance in the 1:40. Black Anthem runs off a career high rating, he's well and in good form. Hopefully he'll run a nice race and blow the cobwebs away.

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27-06-2020 11:52:25 in General by Admin
Not much time today for a full Saturday blog, I’ll be setting the Sky box to record Newmarket for future reference. The 3:15 is interesting in what looks a two horse race between Thunderous and Volkan Star. Thunderous is the favourite, unbeaten in three starts and could be a Group horse. All three runs however have been over seven furlongs, today’s distance is 1m2f whilst it’s ...

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25-06-2020 13:12:12 in General by Admin
Dare I say things are getting back to some kind of normality? Pubs and restaurants are opening next week, entries for the first jumps meeting have gone in whilst the sun is shining brightly. Let’s hope the progress continues. We have a runner at Haydock today in the 4:15. Competition takes his chance. The drop back in trip isn’t sure to suit but as mentioned a few times on here, you h...

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20-06-2020 12:30:03 in General by Admin
The last day of Royal Ascot, it’s been a great week of racing and very profitable one too. Ligera landed a gamble at Lingfield last night with plenty in hand. If you’ve followed this page since Tuesday, you’ll have done very well. More fantastic racing on the final day with three Group 1 races. I've left the big field races well alone and not gone mad. A horse I mentioned on her...

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19-06-2020 12:01:28 in General by Admin
Highland Chief was a superb 20-1 winner for us on here yesterday. That’s made the meeting and put good money in the back pocket. I won’t be going mad now. Highland Chief was hugely overpriced, the horse held group form, bred to stay, and was proven on softer ground. If trained by a more fashionable trainer he would have been half the odds. Stradivarius was hugely impressive, possibly...

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