April, 2007

Mick and I went down to Lambourn early on Thursday to catch up with a few trainers.
We started with Tom Dascombe, and watched all four horses in light work. Conservation has recovered from the gelding operation and also from an accident he had on the horse walker - he’s still a while away from a [...]

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Lying low

It’s looking like King’s Head won’t run at Punchestown now, and I’ve decided not to travel over - I’m feeling a bit travel weary a the moment and it’s nice to have a quiet week.
My good betting form is continuing - I had a decent bet on Fong’s Gazelle last night. He beat Shawhill last [...]

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Back to earth

It was a bad day on Saturday - I had four bets, one of which won at around 16-1 (Bustan at Thirsk) but still finished well down on the day as I had such a big bet on Dutch Art. I made some amends today by having a chunky bet on Missis Potts who had [...]

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Update

I had a long chat with Pete this morning. Winker recovered from the race extremely well. He’s a very uncomplicated horse and appears to be a true professional - we will probably go straight to Ascot with him now. Lord Snooty will come out in two or three weeks, either at Newmarket or Windsor - [...]

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A winner at last! It’s a real relief, and it was great to be back in the winner’s enclosure again. I’d had 24 runs since my last winner, with 8 seconds, 4 thirds and 3 fourths - I was beginning to think I was cursed.
I got to the course early and I had the chance [...]

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The Winker Cometh

I travelled up to Newmarket to watch Major Eazy run and arrived forty minutes before the race - I met up with Jeremy, who with his brother Ed are the co-owners. The horse looked pretty well in the pre-parade ring - fairly lean and very calm. Richard Perham joined us - he said that he’d [...]

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A few to watch

No runners today, but I’ll be watching a few. Brian runs two in the first at Warwick, and it should give a good indication of how forward his 2yos are - ours runs tomorrow. Later on in the 4.30 Pagano makes his debut for Alan King. I went to the sales intending to bid for [...]

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Still searching

12 days on from my last post and still no winners. Kings Head ran well to come fourth - the trip was probably to long and we’ll drop him back. Master of the Race also did well in coming third at a big price. He’ll get a handicap now and should be able to pick [...]

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Catching up

I’ve been very busy lately - a lot to write about but not enough time to write it. I don’t seem to be able to update this blog from work due to firewall issues which makes matters worse.
I went to Milan ten days ago - I had lunch at San Siro one day and watched [...]

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Bridesmaid again

I went to Ascot on Saturday to watch Mon Michel run - I took a box and invited a few mates along. MM was in the first race - Rodger arrived at the box fairly early, and he was unhappy about the jockey bookings.
Jamie Moore normally rides MM on the home gallops, and often MM [...]

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